massacrer

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massacre +‎ -er

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massacrer ‎(plural massacrers)

  1. One who massacres.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French macecrer, macecler, from Vulgar Latin *matteuculāre, from *matteuca (cf. massue), from Late Latin mattea. Alternatively from the Middle French noun massacre, from Old French macacre, macecle ‎(slaughterhouse, butchery), from Medieval Latin mazacrium ‎(massacre, slaughter, killing”, also “the head of a newly killed stag), from Middle Low German *matskelen ‎(to massacre) (compare German metzeln ‎(massacre)), frequentive of matsken, matzgen ‎(to cut, hew), from Proto-Germanic *maitaną ‎(to cut), from Proto-Indo-European *mei- ‎(small). Akin to Old High German meizan ‎(to cut) among others.

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massacrer

  1. to massacre (kill)
  2. (figuratively) to do something badly
    Il a massacré cette chanson - he sung that song really badly (lit. "he massacred that song")

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