Montjoie St-Denis!

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Frankish battle cry, known from 12th-century OFr. epic. Montjoie probably derives from Frankish mund-gawi (protect-country), designating in OFr. a mound, such as existed near St-Denis, whose abbey may have encouraged associating the pagan invocation with France’s patron.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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