Definitions

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  • proper n. Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • proper n. A male given name sometimes given in honor of the French emperor.
  • n. A twenty-franc gold coin, once used in France
  • n. The foremost authority or leader in a given field
  • n. The card game nap

Etymologies

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French Napoléon, from Italian Napoleone, name of an early saint, of uncertain origin; possibly from the Germanic clan name Nibelung. By folk etymology explained as Napoli ("Naples") + leone ("lion").

Examples

  • ANDREW ROBERTS, AUTHOR, "NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON": Well, there are an awful lot of books on Napoleon and an awful lot on Wellington, but this actually is the first one that is about both men, the way they interacted and the way they thought about one another and the way they fought one another.

    Napoleon & Wellington: The Battle of Waterloo and the Great Commanders Who Fought It

  • ‡ Because Napoleon was short, overly aggressive men of short stature are sometimes said to have a “Napoleon complex.

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Napoleon appeared in 1912-1914, the work of a well-known German specialist, F.M. Kircheisen, _Napoleon I: sein Leben und seine Zeit_.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • I WOULD CALL HIM NAPOLEON_, but Napoleon made his way to empire _over broken oaths and through a sea of blood.

    The Art of Public Speaking

  • Run but the Americans didn't, and when I got to France I paid a napoleon to see Napoleon with his boney apart.

    The Sea Fairies

  • NAPOLEON I, 1804 {after the style of the ancient "Columbaria." to 1814 {Every effort was made to surround Napoleon I

    The Art of Interior Decoration

  • Three years later, faced with a Bourbon royalist challenge, he staged a coup, changed the name of the Second Republic to the Second Empire, and took the title Napoleon III.

    The Great Experiment

  • Louis-Napoleon Oui-Oui was elected to the presidency of France after the Revolution of 1848, becoming Emperor of the French under the name Napoleon III.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • In the ordinary sense of the term Napoleon was not a tyrant to his own nation.

    The Revelation Explained

  • In case it wasn't obvious enough from the title Napoleon: Total War is a Total War game focussed on the life and times of France's greatest and littlest general, Napoleon Bonaparte.

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  • Not to mention the Napoleonic Wars

    October 3, 2015

  • His name is associated with a pastry, a brandy, and a short person psychological issue.

    October 3, 2015

  • After Waterloo, Napoleon was, well, cut to size. He abdicated power and was eventually captured by the British and placed in permanent exile on the remote, stony Atlantic isle of St Helena. There, he died in 1821, in circumstances that are debated to this day.


    An autopsy followed his death. During the procedure, according to some accounts, Napoleon's little Napoleon, as well as other vital organs, including his heart and stomach, was excised by the doctor. This was either an accident or done on purpose, depending on whom you believe.

    These and other pieces of Napoleon supposedly came into the hands of an Italian priest. That apparently included the French commander's penis.

    From there, the trail of Napoleon's alleged member gets a bit cloudy. It went from the priest's family to a London bookseller — the item was politely listed in a catalogue as “a mummified tendon” — to a counterpart across the pond in Philadelphia. In 1927, these effects were exhibited in New York at the Museum of French Arts.

    A Time magazine journalist attended the event, gazed at Napoleon's penis, and was not all that impressed. The publication likened it to “a maltreated strip of buckskin shoelace.” Another newspaper described it as a “shriveled eel.”

    June 20, 2015