Lorraine
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Place Name LORRAINE
TYPE: Political Subdivision
USAGE: French, English
PRONOUNCED: lə-RAYN (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Ultimately from Latin Lothari regnum meaning "kingdom of LOTHAR". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen.