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EtymologyEdit

From en + voler.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

envoler

  1. (reflexive) to take off, to take flight
  2. (reflexive) to blow away
  3. (reflexive) to fly (of time)
  4. (reflexive, colloquial) to vanish, disappear, walk (to be stolen)

QuotationsEdit

  • 1820, Alphonse de Lamartine, “Le Lac”, in Premières méditations poétiquesfr.Wikisource:
    Temps jaloux, se peut-il que ces moments d’ivresse, ¶ Où l’amour à longs flots nous verse le bonheur, ¶ S’envolent loin de nous de la même vitesse ¶ Que les jours de malheur ?
    Jealous time, could it be that these drunken moments ¶ Where love in long floods pours us enjoyment ¶ Fly off far from us at the same speed ¶ As the days of hardship?

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