Versailles

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French Versailles, of uncertain Latin origin, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wértti (to be turning around).

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Versailles

  1. A municipality and suburb of Paris, in the department of Yvelines, the former capital of France.
  2. (by ellipsis) The Palace of Versailles.
  3. (by ellipsis, historical) The Treaty of Versailles (1919).
  4. A town and county seat of Ripley County<, Indiana, United States.
  5. A home-rule class city and county seat of Woodford County<, Kentucky, United States.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but possibly from Latin versus (slope)[1] or versor (to dwell), both from Proto-Indo-European *wértti (to be turning around).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Versailles f pl

  1. Versailles (a municipality and suburb of Paris, France)
  2. (by ellipsis) Versailles (the Palace of Versailles)
    Synonyms: château de Versailles

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Room, Adrian (1974) Place Names of the World, 2nd edition, McFarland & Co., published 2006