According to languedoc-france.info, "The French Cockerel (in US-english "Rooster") has long been part of French national culture because the Latin words for cockerel and inhabitant of Gaul are similar.
The word "Cock" or "Cockerel" is found in the followng Quatrains: 1-31, 1-93, 2-42, 3-52, 4-4, 5-14, 5-68, 6-28, 6-54, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 8-9, 8-46, 8-61
Besides standing for France, "cock" could be interpreted to mean an actual rooster someone owns, someones' genitals, or the cock mentoined in Matthew 26:34 that Jesus prophecied would crow only after Peter denied knowing the Lord.
The Cock is usually interpreted to mean the French Army or national prestige, especially under the command of Napoleon or other great leader, past or future. It is usually colocated with Lion, Eagle, Moon, Sun or other symbols generally interpreted as countries such as Great Britain, Rome, the Ottoman Empire, etc.
In Nostradamus's native language, the word "Cock" or "Cocks" is rendered Coq, or coqz.
Links to other "Nostradamian words and phrases"[edit | edit source]
- Delves et broddes
- Grand conflict
- The horrible war