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pauvre

DanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pauvre

  1. definite of pauver
  2. plural form of pauver

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pauper, pauperis.

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AdjectiveEdit

pauvre (masculine and feminine, plural pauvres)

  1. poor (financially deprived)
  2. lacking, scanty
  3. poor, pitiable

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Usage notesEdit

  • This adjective belongs to a group of French adjectives whose position relative to a noun changes depending on its meaning. When positioned before the noun, it is used to describe the state of being pitiable (e.g., Mon pauvre garçon!), whereas when positioned after the noun (like most French adjectives), it refers to the lack of resources (e.g., Il était un fermier pauvre quand il était jeune.).

NounEdit

pauvre m, f (plural pauvres)

  1. poor person; pauper

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French povre, from Latin pauper.

AdjectiveEdit

pauvre (epicene, plural pauvres)

  1. poor

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