(also louis d'or /-ˈdɔː/)
noun (plural same /ˈluːɪz/)
1A gold coin issued in France between 1640 and 1793.
More example sentences
- He did borrow it, getting a thousand from one man, five hundred from another, five louis here, three louis there.
- When the inventory of the works of art in the Pasquier collection was produced, Colin and Remy each received a louis d' or - the equivalent of twenty-four livres - for their two sessions.
- He flicked a louis d' or into the pot with confident fingers
1.1 another term for napoleon (sense 1).
1.2 Louis II ( 846–79), reigned 877-9.
1.4 Louis IV ( 921–54), reigned 936–54.
1.5 Louis V ( 967–87), reigned 979–87.
1.6 Louis VI ( 1081–1137), reigned 1108–37.
1.7 Louis VII ( 1120–80), reigned 1137–80.
1.8 Louis VIII ( 1187–1226), reigned 1223-6.
1.10 Louis X ( 1289–1316), reigned 1314–16.
1.12 Louis XII ( 1462–1515), reigned 1498–1515.
1.14 Louis XIV ( 1638–1715), son of Louis XIII, reigned 1643–1715; known as the Sun King. His reign represented the high point of the Bourbon dynasty and of French power in Europe, and in this period French art and literature flourished. His almost constant wars of expansion united Europe against him, however, and gravely weakened France’s financial position.