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

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

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 9:15AM 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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Charles Adams 29 Mar 2002 1:50PM GMT 
jwolfepearson 3 Dec 2012 3:56AM GMT 
gjks 4 Dec 2012 10:46PM GMT 
halpark 6 Dec 2012 4:15PM GMT 
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