Query: Etymology of "Huguenots"

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Wed Jan 7 18:03:19 UTC 2004

Would anyone know the latest scholarly thinking on the etymology of
the term "Huguenots" (French Protestants, followers of John Calvin)?
Is it really from German Eidgenossen "sworn companions or
confederates"). Or is it, as some sources say, of unknown origin?

Gerald Cohen

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