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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PALACE

She was conveyed to the palace in a cedar carriage, carefully screened from observation.

He began to rebuild the palace and ordered that the rubbish be removed from the temples.

I fancied it in the fields, in the gardens, in the palace, in the prison.

No chamber in the palace of a king could have been more fair.

The palace of the anti-popes, moreover, is turned into a caserne.

Keeps the finest span and carriage in the city, and lives in a palace.

For two years more Christina remained in the palace at Stockholm.

He will go into a palace, where all the furniture will be of gold, encrusted in diamonds.

The bearers of this base proposal were admitted to the palace.

The Palace enclosure was a perfect square, each face about 370 yards.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "official residence of an emperor, king, archbishop, etc.," from Old French palais "palace, court," from Medieval Latin palacium "a palace" (source of Spanish palacio, Italian palazzo), from Latin palatium "the Palatine hill," in plural, "a palace," from Mons Palatinus "the Palatine Hill," one of the seven hills of ancient Rome, where Augustus Caesar's house stood (the original "palace"), later the site of the splendid residence built by Nero. In English, the general sense of "splendid dwelling place" is from late 14c.

The hill name probably is ultimately from palus "stake," on the notion of "enclosure." Another guess is that it is from Etruscan and connected with Pales, supposed name of an Italic goddess of shepherds and cattle.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PALACE

castle

nounmagnificent home, often for royalty
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