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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French livre. Doublet of libra.

NounEdit

livre (plural livres)

  1. (historical) A unit of currency formerly used in France, divided into 20 sols or sous.
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial, published 2007, page 115:
      They like to see them awarded comfortable pensions. Is it 700,000 livres a year to the Polignac family?
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin, published 2003, page 30:
      He never, it should be noted, totally renounced his inheritance: a critic of the court round, he benefited to the tune of a cool two million livres a year from royal largesse [] .
  2. (historical) An ancient French unit of weight, equal to about 1 avoirdupois pound.

AnagramsEdit


BourguignonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin liber.

NounEdit

livre m (plural livres)

  1. book

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /livʁ/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French livre, borrowed as a semi-learned term from Latin liber, librum.

NounEdit

livre m (plural livres)

  1. book
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French livre, from Latin libra.

NounEdit

livre f (plural livres)

  1. pound (unit of weight)
  2. pound (unit of currency)
See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

livre

  1. inflection of livrer:
    1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative
    2. first-person and third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

Further readingEdit


NormanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French livre, borrowed as a semi-learned term from Latin liber, librum.

NounEdit

livre m (plural livres)

  1. (Jersey) book
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin libra.

NounEdit

livre f (plural livres)

  1. pound (unit of measure of mass)

Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Semi-learned borrowing from Latin liber, librum.

NounEdit

livre m (oblique plural livres, nominative singular livres, nominative plural livre)

  1. book (collection of sheets of paper in a specific order)
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin libra.

NounEdit

livre f (oblique plural livres, nominative singular livre, nominative plural livres)

  1. livre (medieval French equivalent of a monetary pound)
  2. pound (weight)
Usage notesEdit
  • The Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle says that the actual measure varied between 380g and 552g, as opposed to the modern pound which is 454g to the near gram. See references below.
DescendantsEdit

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese livre, libre, from Latin līber, from Old Latin loeber, from Proto-Italic *louðeros, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ-er-os, from *h₁lewdʰ- (people).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

livre m, f (plural livres, comparable)

  1. free
  2. unoccupied
  3. clear, open

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

VerbEdit

livre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of livrar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of livrar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of livrar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of livrar