héraut

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See also: heraut and Heraut

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French heraut, from Frankish *heriwald, from *heri (army) + *wald (reigning; ruling) from Proto-Germanic *harjawaldaz, a compound consisting of Proto-Indo-European *ker- (army) + *h₂welh₁- (to be strong). Compare Walter, which has these elements reversed. Doublet of faraud.

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héraut m (plural hérauts)

  1. (historical, literary) herald

Related terms[edit]

In contrast to héraut itself, the terms with the Latinate stem hérald- have a mute h-.

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