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French to English History Translation Glossary

French term English translation
fort à propos absent conveniently absent
grâces souveraines royal pardon
la complementarité, l'organization des sociétés, la vitalité sharing and solidarity, complementarity, social infrastructures; vitality (or stamina)
"fiche d'identité de solde" Army pay book
Entered by: Lara Barnett
"le battage, l'approvisionnement en intrants et la commercialisation" threshing, the supply of agricultural input and marketing
...roi des Francais a tous presens et a venir, salut King of the French, to all present and to come, greeting.
17 frimaire de l’an II 7 December, 1793, according to the Revolutionary Calendar.
A Clovis côme il fult notoire To Clovis as the story tells
Entered by: Mark Nathan
a-catholique non-Catholic
Entered by: David BUICK
abonder dans le Souffle to be filled with the Spirit
Entered by: B D Finch
abris-traverses traverse/shelters, traverse/bombproofs
actes de redevance/transactions/les dettes en nature acts of royalties,/transaction/debts in kind
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
amis de la bonne philosophie lovers of good philosophy
anciennes voies de circulation historical routes
ancrage local local involvement
Entered by: Mark Nathan
appartement de fonction the apartment which he held ex officio within the confines of Versailles
ascendance chronologique timeframe
ateliers de copie scriptoria
Entered by: Elena Robert
autodafé act of faith, auto-da-fé, ceremony of burning of heretics
Entered by: Mats Wiman
autographie authenticity, authorship
Entered by: Yvonne Gallagher
aveu a description of the holdings in fief, whether rights or property
à l\'adresse de with reference to
Entered by: Tony M
à pieces perdues loose floating
à tous les effets in all but name
Entered by: Michele Fauble
à un millénaire et à un millier de milles près across some thousand miles some thousand years ago
éclatée fragmented (political structure)
époque moderne early modern era
épouse à la mode danoise wife more danico
bataille des haies hedge row battle
battoir battledore/beater
bénédiction des buis Blessing of the Boxwood Sprigs
beaucoup de médailles de l’ordre du Lys Medals of the "Ordre du Lys"
Entered by: Elena Robert
Besogner tumbling, bedding, serving
boites à chefs skull coffins
bon maître academic establishment
brodequins d’uniforme, fusils à chien uniform laced boots, hammer guns
Entered by: Florence Bremond
c'est un veritable projet de rapatriement it is a veritable repatriation plan / bill (depending on context)
Entered by: Steven Capsuto
cahiers de doléances lists of grievances
Entered by: Elena Robert
caisson driver's box/dickey box
Entered by: B D Finch
car les tailles et les droits nous écrasent for we are crushed by taxes and duties
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