Definitions for huguenotˈhyu gəˌnɒt or, often, ˈyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Hu•gue•notˈhyu gəˌnɒt or, often, ˈyu-(n.)

  1. a member of the Reformed or Calvinistic communion of France in the 16th and 17th centuries; French Protestant.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Huguenot:

1555–65; < F, perh. b. Hugues (name of a political leader in Geneva) and eidgenot, back formation from eidgenots, Swiss var. of G Eidgenoss confederate, lit., oath comrade

Hu′gue•not•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Huguenot(noun)

    a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries

Wiktionary

  1. Huguenot(Noun)

    A member of the Protestant Reformed Church of France during the 16th and 17th century.

  2. Huguenot(Adjective)

    Of, like or relating to Huguenotism or Huguenots.

  3. Origin: From Huguenot, diminutive of Hugo, Hugon, Hugues, from Hug, Huc, from huge, from hugu, from huguz, of unknown origin. Cognate with hyge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Huguenot(noun)

    a French Protestant of the period of the religious wars in France in the 16th century

Freebase

  1. Huguenot

    The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France during the 16th and 17th centuries. French Protestants were inspired by the writings of John Calvin in the 1530s, and they were called Huguenots by the 1560s. By the end of the 17th century and into the 18th century, roughly 500,000 Huguenots had fled France during a series of religious persecutions. They relocated to Protestant nations, such as England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Dutch Republic, the Electorate of Brandenburg, Electorate of the Palatinate, and the Duchy of Prussia, and also to the Dutch Cape Colony in present-day South Africa and the English 13 colonies of North America.

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