Nobiliary-particle meaning

A preposition used as a mark of noble rank before a surname, as German von in Wernher von Braun and French de in Simone de Beauvoir.
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(grammar) A preposition found in names, indicating nobility.

Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac.

Claus von Amsberg.

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