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NounEdit

oraison (plural oraisons)

  1. Obsolete form of orison.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for oraison in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French oraison, from Old French oroison et al., from Latin orātiō, orātiōnem, whence also English oration. The word, especially in the sense of "oration", may have been a very early borrowing into French in the Middle Ages as the other Romance cognates are borrowed learned terms as well, according to the Trésor de la Langue Française informatisé etymological dictionary.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

oraison f (plural oraisons)

  1. oration
  2. orison, meditative prayer

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French oroison.

NounEdit

oraison f (plural oraisons)

  1. oration

DescendantsEdit

  • French: oraison