Vichy meaning

vĭsh'ē, vē'shē
A city of central France south-southeast of Paris. A noted spa with hot mineral springs, it was the seat of the collaborationist regime of Henri Philippe Pétain from July 1940, when Germany occupied northern France including Paris, until November 1942, when Germany invaded southern France and assumed control of the entire country.
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A sparkling mineral water from springs at Vichy.
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A natural or processed water like this.
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A town in Auvergne, France, the capital of Vichy France during the World War II.
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Origin of vichy

  • From French Vichy, from Occitan Vichèi, phonetically evolved from the Latin place nameVippiacus, itself named after an agricultural field belonging to a farmer named Vippius. An alternate theory attributes the name to the Latin vicus calidus, meaning "warm settlement."
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