See also: lèpre and łepre

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin leporem, accusative singular of lepus.

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lepre f (plural lepri)

  1. hare (mammal, meat)
    la lepre venne distanziata dalla testuggine
    the hare was outdistanced by the tortoise
  2. symbol of speed, caution, or timidity
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) pacemaker

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

lepre f (oblique plural lepres, nominative singular lepre, nominative plural lepres)

  1. leprosy (disease)
    • 1377, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), page 171 of this essay:
      La lepre c’est maladie consimile corrumpant la forme et la figure et la composicion des membres et blessé et vient de matiere melancolique esparse par tout le corps.
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