What does honi soit qui mal y pense mean?

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Freebase

  1. Honi soit qui mal y pense

    "Honi soit qui mal y pense" is an Anglo-Norman phrase, loosely meaning: "Shamed be he who thinks evil of it." Archaic spellings include "Honi soit quy mal y pense," and "Hony soyt qe mal y pense," and various other phoneticizations. It is the motto of the British chivalric Order of the Garter. In Modern French it is rendered as "Honni soit qui mal y pense". It is also written at the end of the manuscript Sir Gawain and the Green Knight but it appears to have been a later addition. Its literal translation from Old French is "Shame be to him who thinks evil of it." It is sometimes re-interpreted as "Evil be to him who evil thinks."

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. honi soit qui mal y pense

    (Fr.). See Garter, Order of the.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of honi soit qui mal y pense in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of honi soit qui mal y pense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5



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