délai

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French delai, from Old French delai, delaie (delay), from Old French delaiier, delayer, deslaier (to put off, delay, offlet, drain) (délayer in modern French), from des- + Old French laier (to leave), partly from Frankish *latjan (to delay, hinder), from Proto-Germanic *latjaną (to delay, hinder, stall), from Proto-Indo-European *le(y)d- (to leave, leave behind), and partly from Frankish *laibjan (to leave), from Proto-Germanic *laibijaną (to leave, cause to stay), from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (to remain, continue). Akin to Old English latian (to delay, hesitate), Old English lǣfan (to leave). More at delay.

NounEdit

délai m (plural délais)

  1. time limit
  2. delay

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