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EtymologyEdit

French ordinaire

NounEdit

ordinaire (countable and uncountable, plural ordinaires)

  1. Wine for ordinary use.
  2. A soldier's mess.
  3. A person of common rank.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ōrdinārius, from Latin ōrdō (whence French ordre).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ordinaire (plural ordinaires)

  1. ordinary

NounEdit

ordinaire m (plural ordinaires)

  1. (with the definite article) the ordinary, the usual

Derived termsEdit

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

First known attestation in 1260 as ordenaire[1], borrowed from Latin ōrdinārius.

NounEdit

ordinaire m (oblique plural ordinaires, nominative singular ordinaires, nominative plural ordinaire) (chiefly Anglo-Norman)

  1. a diocesan church official
  2. (law) judge ordinary
  3. (Antiquity) ordinarius, a Roman soldier
  4. ordainer; one who may confer a title
  5. (Christianity) ordinary (book, manual)

AdjectiveEdit

ordinaire m (oblique and nominative feminine singular ordinaire)

  1. ordinary; usual
  2. (law) ordinary (of a judge, etc.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ordinaire” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).