Versailles

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Versailles

  1. A city, suburb of Paris and capital of Yvelines department, Île-de-France, and the former capital of France.
  2. (by ellipsis) The Palace of Versailles.
  3. (by ellipsis, historical) The Treaty of Versailles (1919).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From etymology 1.

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Versailles

  1. A town and county seat of Ripley County, Indiana, United States.
  2. A home-rule class city and county seat of Woodford County, Kentucky, United States.

Etymology 3[edit]

Named by Vietnamese American residents in the 1970s after the Versailles Arms apartment complex in which they first settled.

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Versailles

  1. A neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, 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]

  • IPA(key): /vɛʁ.saj/, /vɛʁ.sɑj/
  • (file)
  • (Paris)
    (file)
  • Rhymes: -aj, -ɑj

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Versailles f pl (plural only)

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

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References[edit]

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

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Versailles

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛrˈsaɪ̯/, [vɛʁˈsaɪ̯], [vɛɐ̯-], [ʋ-], (archaic) /vɛrˈzaɪ̯/

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Versailles n (proper noun, genitive Versailles' or (with an article) Versailles)

  1. Versailles (a municipality of France)
  2. Short for Schloss Versailles (Palace of Versailles).
  3. (metonymically) Short for Diktat von Versailles; Versailler Diktat, Versailler Vertrag (Treaty of Versailles)

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