austère

See also: austere and austerē

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From Latin austērus ‎(dry, harsh, sour, tart), from Ancient Greek αὐστηρός ‎(austērós, bitter, harsh), having the specific meaning "making the tongue dry" (originally used of fruits, wines), related to αὔω ‎(aúō, to singe), αὖος ‎(aûos, dry).

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austère m, f ‎(plural austères)

  1. austere

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