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|French to English translations [PRO]|
|French term or phrase: Sainte Foye, patronne de Conques|
|My instinct tells me Saint Faith (Foy probably being an old-fashioned form of foi). Can anyone confirm this?|
|Saint Foy of Conques - it's a name|
Re: Origin of Foy
Posted by: David Foy
Date: July 09, 2000 at 18:06:17
In Reply to: Re: Origin of Foy by Michael Foy
This is correct. Available documentation points to the first French Foy in England as being a knight of Picardy, named deFoye, who took a fief in Yorkshire ca 1100-1110, about a century after the Conquest.
The question of where Sainte-Foy (of Conques) got her name is interesting. I speculate it was from the allegory of Faith, Hope, and Charity, "Faith" being "Fides" in Latin, early on modified to Foy (then to "Fwa") as the French tongue took form.
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Saint Foi, patron saint of Conques
A book has just been published about Sainte Foi who was martyred by the Romans in Conques. I would not translate Foi. There must be a reference to the book which I think is called "Holy Saint" although I might be wrong.
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