pneumatique

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pneumatique.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pneumatique (plural pneumatiques)

  1. (historical) The pneumatic postal system in Paris (abolished 1984), or a letter sent by this system.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 412:
      Thus were great love-letters born – they would be sent by pneumatique and a helmeted motor cyclist would deliver them, like Mercury himself, within the hour.

FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin pneumaticus, from Ancient Greek πνευματικός (pneumatikós, relating to wind or air), from πνεῦμα (pneûma, wind, air, breath, spirit), from πνέω (pnéō, I blow, breathe).

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AdjectiveEdit

pneumatique (plural pneumatiques)

  1. pneumatic

NounEdit

pneumatique m (plural pneumatiques)

  1. (rare) tyre (wheel covering)
    Synonym: pneu (much more common)

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