Of disputed origin, traditionally said to be from eiguenot, from Dutch eedgenot, from Alemannic German Eidgenoss, from German Eid (“oath”) + Genoss (“associate”) (from Proto-Germanic *ganautaz (“comrade”)), influenced by the name of Geneva burgomaster Besançon Hugues, or Huguenot itself being a diminutive of the name Hugues. More at huguenot.
huguenot m (plural huguenots)
- → Spanish: hugonote
- “huguenot” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- James A. H. Murray [et al.], editor (1884–1928) A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697; and The Oxford English Dictionary; being a Corrected Re-issue with an Introduction, Supplement, and Bibliography of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (the First Supplement), Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1933, OCLC 2748467.
- Brachet, A., An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language, translated by G.W. Kitchin, Oxford, 1882.