meurtre

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French meurtre (murder) from Old French murtre, mordre (murder) (compare Medieval Latin murdrum (murder)), both from Frankish *murþar (murder) from Proto-Germanic *murþrą (murder, killing, death), from Proto-Indo-European *mrtro- (murder, death), from Proto-Indo-European *mer-, *mor-, *mr- (to die). Akin to Old High German mord (murder) (German Mord), Old High German murdren (to kill, murder) (German mördern (to murder)), Old English morþor (death, murder), Old English myrþrian (to murder). More at murder.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mœʁtʁ/
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NounEdit

meurtre m (plural meurtres)

  1. murder

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Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

meurtre m (plural meurtres)

  1. murder (deliberate killing)

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French murtre, mordre (murder), from Frankish *murþar (murder) from Proto-Germanic *murþrą (murder, killing, death), from Proto-Indo-European *mrtro- (murder, death), from *mer-, *mor-, *mr- (to die).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

meurtre m (plural meurtres)

  1. (Jersey) murder
    • 2010, Mêfie-té des Monstres: Tchiques légendes dé Jèrri, Jersey: Le Don Balleine, L'Office du Jèrriais, →ISBN, page 32:
      I' s'confêssit et fut exétchuté pouor lé meurtre du Seigneu d'Hambye
      He confessed and was executed for the murder of the Lord of Hambye