famine

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Borrowing from French famine.

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famine ‎(countable and uncountable, plural famines)

  1. (uncountable) extreme shortage of food in a region
    • 1971, Central Institute of Research & Training in Public Cooperation
      Dr. Bhatia pointed out that famine had occurred in all ages and in all societies where means of communication and transport were not developed.
  2. (countable) a period of extreme shortage of food in a region
    • 1986, United States Congress, House Select Committee on Hunger, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Famine and Recovery in Africa
      The root causes of the current famine are known: poverty, low health standards....

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a root of Latin famēs ‎(hunger) with the suffix *-ine.

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famine f ‎(plural famines)

  1. famine

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin famēs ‎(hunger).

NounEdit

famine f ‎(oblique plural famines, nominative singular famine, nominative plural famines)

  1. famine
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