FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of Old French duel, plural dueus (possibly influenced by analogy to œil and its plural), which probably came from Late Latin dolus, a derivative of Latin dolor (pain), or possibly from a Vulgar Latin *dolium, from cordolium.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dœj/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -œj

NounEdit

deuil m (plural deuils)

  1. bereavement
  2. (uncountable) mourning
    deuil national - national mourning
  3. mourning (clothes)
    • 1940, E. M. Cioran, La Crépescule des Pensées
      De naissance je porte un deuil — le deuil de ce monde —
  4. funeral procession

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