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au roy ne nuis mais bourbon suis.......silver box with this inscription

au roy ne nuis mais bourbon suis.......silver box with this inscription

Charles Adams (View posts)
Posted: 29 Mar 2002 1:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a silver box with this inscription....AU ROY NE NUIS MAIS BOURBON SUIS.....and I would like to find out more about it..........

Re: au roy ne nuis mais bourbon suis.......silver box with this inscription

Posted: 3 Dec 2012 3:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
I saw this and it is French for Roy not harmed but the bourbon am.

Re: au roy ne nuis mais bourbon suis.......silver box with this inscription

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 10:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Literal translation is ...
"the Roy night but bourbon am".

Re: au roy ne nuis mais bourbon suis.......silver box with this inscription

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 4:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Mottos are almost always difficult. Au = a le = to the, so "To the king no harm... " mais has several meanings but "but" seems to fit here, "suis" can be "am", as in je suis = I am but it is also part of the verb suivre = to follow. So it could be "To the king no harm but follow the Bourbons". What exactly it refers to is anyone's guess.
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