Essays Tagged: "Old French"

Biography of Guy de Maupassant

assant was born on August 5, 1850 at Chateau de Miromesnil in France. He was a descendent of a very old French family. As a boy, Maupassant went to school at Yvetot in Normandy, and then attended Lyce ... l of experiences that he later put to use in many of his writings. When Maupassant was eleven years old, his parents got separated. This was probably the most significant events in his life in that hi ...

(2 pages) 60 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Expanded Definition: Quality Control. It can be used in Idustrial Enineering related classes or for entry level English Classes for small assignments.

the phrase 'Quality Control' is dated back to 1935. Separately the two words themselves have a much older history. Quality dates back to the 14th century starting with Latin qui to, quails of what kin ... k to the 14th century starting with Latin qui to, quails of what kind, to qualita, to qualitat-, to Old French qualitei, and most recently Middle English qualite. Control is a little younger dating ba ...

(1 pages) 70 0 5.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Manufacturing Engineering

Chivalry and Knighthood

havior,comes from many origins. In Middle English, the word 'chevalrie' meant 'mountedhorseman'. In Old french, the word 'chevalrie' meant knightliness or 'chevalier'meaning knight. (Microft, Encarta) ... ight spent the first few years of his life in careof the women in his family. At the age of 7 years old, a child of noble birth would beplaced in the castle of a lord or govenor. This is where the tra ...

(3 pages) 79 0 4.3 Feb/1993

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

history of the english language - word origins, how english was derived

invaded and conquered England and the Anglo-Saxons in 1066 AD. The new overlords spoke a dialect of Old French known as Anglo-Norman. The Normans were also from Germany and Anglo-Norman was a French d ...

(3 pages) 328 3 4.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

History of the periodic table--Alexandre Beguyer de Chancourtois

Alexandre Beguyer de Chancourtois (1820-1886)oIn 1863, a 44 year old French geologist, he created a list of the elements arranged by increasing atomic weight. The li ...

(1 pages) 78 1 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The oldest branch of the Military

The Oldest Branch of the MilitaryBefore the Continental Army, there were the Quartermasters. The Quarter ... was dependent upon the several colonies for supplies.Though the Quartermaster supply function is as old as the first army that took the field, the term "Quartermaster" seems to have come into general ... have come into general usage with the rise of standing armies in the 16th century. Derived from the Old French quartier and the Latin quartarius, the term literally means master of quarters. In the st ...

(2 pages) 32 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

La Belle et la Bete: Beauty and the Beast as a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche

fairy-tales. A prime example of this is the connection between the myth of Cupid and Psyche and the old French fairy-tale of La Belle et La Bete, or Beauty and the Beast. In both myths, appearance ver ... it finds them anyways. Once they both have the objects of their affections, they lavish them with gold and riches to entice them to stay. Neither relationship is a loving, healthy relationship and ne ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


The word "cretin" has oftenly been linked to have originated from the Old French "chretien" meaning "Christian". In hopes of escaping persecution, Heretical Christians, r ... e symptoms of untreated patients include; curved backs, height rarely exceeds 4ft., become blue in cold weather, mouth full of saliva, teeth going to decay, heavy eyes, short limbs, knees are thick, f ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Etymiology of the word CAT.

oots of cat can be found in Latin with the word cattus. As the languages developed cat hung on with Old North French cat, which is a variation of Old French, chat later to be influenced by the Old Eng ...

(2 pages) 16 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Role of Manager

rts aimed at helping organizations achieve their goals by using management skills"Management" (from Old French ménagement "the art of conducting, directing", from Latin manu agere "to lead by t ...

(5 pages) 296 0 3.5 May/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist"

"Oliver is a given name, also a surname, usually a male given name, derived from the Old French given name Olivier, which may signify "olive tree", though this may be a false etymology, ... of 19th century society. It was Dickens first novel written under his own name when he was 24 years old and in it he already reveals his sharp, but comic comments and criticism.Oliver Twist is born in ... did perversely happen in eight and a half cases out of ten, either that it sickened from want and cold, or fell into the fire from neglect, or got half-smothered by accident; in any one of which case ...

(3 pages) 12 1 4.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens


overcome distance" ( The original meaning of the word Franchise stems from the Old French meaning privilege or freedom. In the middle ages kings and lords used franchising as a wa ...

(8 pages) 73 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Issues and Traditions in Western Religions

gs. "The English word "religion" is derived from the Middle English "religioun" which came from the Old French "religion." It may have been originally derived from the Latin word "religo" which means ... the New Testament. Christians believe Jesus to be the Son of God and the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament. With an estimated 2.1 billion adherents in 2001, Christianity is the world's largest ...

(5 pages) 308 1 4.5 May/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Vocab 10

hter, as in war; a massacre. Corpses, especially of those killed in battle.Etymology - French, from Old French, from Old Italian carnaggio, from Medieval Latin carn ticum, meat, from Latin car , carn- ... ed.Alleviate - tr.v.Definition - To make (pain, for example) more bearable: a drug that alleviates cold symptoms.Etymology - Middle English alleviaten, from Late Latin allevi re, allevi t-, to lighten ...

(1 pages) 586 0 1.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith