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graue Eminenz

English translation: gray/grey eminence

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German term or phrase:graue Eminenz
English translation:gray/grey eminence
Entered by: Dawn Montague
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19:03 Feb 22, 2001
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German term or phrase: graue Eminenz
"XXX war die graue Eminenz der Wirtschaft hinter Konrad Adenauer."
Dawn Montague
Local time: 09:45
Gray Eminence
Explanation:
This refers back to Cardinal Mazarin who was the Prime Minister under Louis XIV, of France. He was reputed to be the "power behind the throne". Eminence because he WAS a Cardinal.
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Summary of answers provided
naXXX was the shadowy pillar of economy behind Konrad Adenauer.Svetla
naEminence Grise oder Grey EminenceBono
naEminence Grise, the Grey EminenceMartina Ley
naGray EminenceRolf-Raul
nagray eminencexxxKristina M
naéminence griseIngeR.


  

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15 mins
éminence grise


Explanation:
émi·nence grise
Pronunciation: A-mE-näns-grEz
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural éminences grises /same/
Etymology: French, literally, gray eminence, nickname of Père Joseph (François du Tremblay) died 1638 French monk and diplomat, confidant of Cardinal Richelieu who was known as Éminence Rouge red eminence; from the colors of their respective habits
Date: 1925
: a confidential agent; especially : one exercising unsuspected or unofficial power


    Merriams-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
IngeR.

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47 mins
gray eminence


Explanation:
is as good as éminence grise. Any good US-English dictionary should give you both.

Kristina




xxxKristina M
Local time: 09:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish

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2 hrs
Gray Eminence


Explanation:
This refers back to Cardinal Mazarin who was the Prime Minister under Louis XIV, of France. He was reputed to be the "power behind the throne". Eminence because he WAS a Cardinal.


    Encyclopedia Britannica says his name was Joseph Le Clerc du Tremblay, 1577-1638
Rolf-Raul
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Dierk Seeburg

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4 hrs
Eminence Grise, the Grey Eminence


Explanation:
Attention: spelling: grey (not gray)

Martina Ley
Local time: 15:45
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Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
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6 hrs
XXX was the shadowy pillar of economy behind Konrad Adenauer.


Explanation:
XXX was the strong though mysterious person in the background of K. Adenaur, dictating the economic policies.


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Svetla
Local time: 16:45
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10 hrs
Eminence Grise oder Grey Eminence


Explanation:
Both terms are used. The French version in literary books and up-market newspapers and mags, the English version for the mere mortals. Refers back to Cardinal Mazarin and not to Cardinal Richelieu's "master" who was called the Black Emminence (with Richelieu being the Red one).
Means a behind-the-scene, sly but powerful figure

Bono
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Jun 1, 2015 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldOther » Bus/Financial
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