Lille

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Lille (see there for more), from Old French l'Isle (the Island), ultimately from Latin īnsula (island). Compare also isle and Lyle.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Lille

  1. The department capital of Nord department, France; regional capital of Hauts-de-France.
  2. A town and municipality of the province of Antwerp, Belgium.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French l'Isle (the Island), from Latin Īnsula, from īnsula (island), whence also île. The name was resegmented (like its Dutch counterpart Rijsel): in à l'Isle (at the Isle), the definite article came to be considered part of the name, and it was thus interpreted as à Lille.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Lille f

  1. Lille (the department capital of Nord department, France; regional capital of Hauts-de-France)

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