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basilique

FrenchEdit

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Basilique Saint-Marc, Venise

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin basilica. Compare the doublet basoche.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

basilique f (plural basiliques)

  1. (Antiquity) covered building, Civil reunion place open to the public
  2. (Christianity) place of Christian prayer, consecrated by decision from the Vatican

SynonymsEdit

(place of christian prayer): basilica

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin basiliscus.

NounEdit

basilique m (oblique plural basiliques, nominative singular basiliques, nominative plural basilique)

  1. basilisk (legendary reptile)
  2. basil (herb)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (basilic, supplement)