See also: ciré, círe, cirë, and čiré

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

cire (countable and uncountable, plural cires)

  1. A fabric with a glazed finish.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French cire, chiere, ciere, from Latin cēra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cire f (plural cires)

  1. wax
  2. beeswax
    • 1647, René Descartes, Louis-Charles d'Albert de Luynes, transl., Méditations métaphysiques [Meditations on First Philosophy]:
      Prenons par exemple ce morceau de cire: il vient tout fraîchement d'être tiré de la ruche, il n'a pas encore perdu la douceur du miel qu'il contenoit, il retient encore quelque chose de l'odeur des fleurs dont il a été recueilli []
      Let us take as an example this piece of beeswax. It has just been taken from the honeycomb, all fresh; it has not yet lost the sweetness of the honey that it held; it yet retains something of the scent of the flowers from which it was gathered []
  3. earwax
  4. sealing wax
  5. (wax) taper (wax candle)
  6. cere

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

cire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of cirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of cirer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of cirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of cirer

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

cīre

  1. present active infinitive of ciō
  2. second-person singular present passive imperative of ciō
  3. second-person singular present passive indicative of ciō