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au roy ne nuis mais bourbon suis.......silver box with this inscription

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Re: au roy ne nuis mais bourbon suis.......silver box with this inscription

Posted: 1354810509000
Classification: Query
Mottos are almost always difficult. Au = a le = to the, so "To the king no harm... " mais has several meanings but "but" seems to fit here, "suis" can be "am", as in je suis = I am but it is also part of the verb suivre = to follow. So it could be "To the king no harm but follow the Bourbons". What exactly it refers to is anyone's guess.
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