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viande

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin *vīvanda, alteration of Latin vīvenda, from the neuter plural form of vīvendus, from vīvere (to live). Compare English viand, also Italian vivanda.

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viande f (plural viandes)

  1. meat
    • 1869, Charles Baudelaire , Petits poèmes en prose
      À voir les enfers dont le monde est peuplé, que voulez-vous que je pense de votre joli enfer, vous qui ne reposez que sur des étoffes aussi douces que votre peau, qui ne mangez que de la viande cuite, et pour qui un domestique habile prend soin de découper les morceaux ?
      Seeing the hells with which the world abounds, what do you expect me to think of your pretty little hell, you who lie on stuffs as soft as your own skin, who eat only cooked meat carefully cut for you by a skilled servant?
  2. (obsolete) food
    • 1534, François Rabelais , Gargantua
      Car notez que c’est viande celeste manger à desjeuner raisins avec fouace fraiche.
      For here it is to be remarked, that it is a celestial food to eat for breakfast hot fresh cakes with grapes.
  3. (sexuality) an object of sexual desire; a piece of meat

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin *vīvanda, alteration of Latin vīvenda, from the neuter plural past participle of vīvō, vīvere (live).

NounEdit

viande f (plural viandes)

  1. meat

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