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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French profond, from Old French profont, modified, based on its Latin origin, from parfunt, parfont, from Latin profundus. Spelt profont in Old French, the d was later added back to reflect the original Latin spelling.

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profond (feminine singular profonde, masculine plural profonds, feminine plural profondes)

  1. deep
    le lac est profond de 100 mètres
    the lake is 100 metres deep
  2. profound
  3. (of a region, country or continent, sometimes derogatory) rural, small-town, provincial, heartland; authentic, true
    la Wallonie profonde, la France profonde, l'Afrique profonde(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian profondo, from Latin profundus.

PronunciationEdit

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profond (feminine singular profonda, plural profondi)

  1. deep

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Middle FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French profont.

AdjectiveEdit

profond m (feminine singular profonde, masculine plural profonds, feminine plural profondes)

  1. deep (of water, etc.)

NounEdit

profond m (plural profonds)

  1. bottom (lowest part)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: profond

ReferencesEdit

  • profond on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)