EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French quatre. Doublet of cuatro and four.

NounEdit

quatre (plural quatres)

  1. (archaic, dice games, card games, dominoes) A card, die, or domino with four spots or pips.
    • 1775, “a Connoisseur”, “Containing an Account of the Game of Back-gammon, with the most approved Method of playing at it, and the Rules of the Game. Together with the Artifices and Legerdemains that are frequently practised at it.”, in Annals of Gaming; or, The Fair Player’s Sure Guide. Containing Original Treatises on the following Games. [], London: [] G. Allen, [], pages 181–182:
      Accordingly the firſt beſt throw upon the dice is eſteemed aces, as it ſtops the ſix point in the outer table, and ſecures the cinque in your own, whereby your adversary's two men upon your ace point cannot get out with either quatre, cinq, or ſix.
    • 1775, “Introduction to the Game of Back-Gammon; With the most approved Method of playing at it”, in Charles Jones, editor, Hoyle’s Games Improved. Being Practical Treatises on the following Fashionable Games, [], London: [] J. Rivington and J. Wilkie, [], page 170:
      The firſt beſt Throw upon the Dice is eſteemed Aces, as it ſtops the Six-Point in the outer Table, and ſecures the Cinque in your own, whereby your Adverſary’s two Men upon your Ace-Point cannot get out with either Quatre, Cinque, or Six.

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CatalanEdit

Catalan cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : quatre
    Ordinal : quart
    Multiplier : quàdruple
Catalan Wikipedia article on quatre

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan quatre, catre, from Latin quattuor (four), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

quatre m or f

  1. four
  2. a few

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

quatre m (plural quatres)

  1. four
  2. (castells) a castell with four castellers per level

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French quatre, qatre, catre, from Latin quattuor, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres. Compare Catalan quatre, Italian quattro, Portuguese quatro, Spanish cuatro.

PronunciationEdit

  • (alone or preceding a vowel) IPA(key): /katʁ/
  • (preceding a consonant) IPA(key): /ka.tʁə/, /kat/
  • (file)

NumeralEdit

French numbers (edit)
40
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: quatre
    Ordinal: quatrième
    Multiplier: quadruple
    Fractional: quart

quatre

  1. four

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Antillean Creole: katr, kat
  • Garifuna: gádürü
  • Guianese Creole: katr, kat
  • Karipúna Creole French: kat
  • Louisiana Creole French: kat
  • Seychellois Creole: kat
  • Tayo: katr
  • English: quatre

See alsoEdit

Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
             
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
             
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French quatre.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

quatre (invariable)

  1. four (4)

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NormanEdit

Norman cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : quatre

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French quatre, from Latin quattuor, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

NumeralEdit

quatre

  1. (Guernsey) four

OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan quatre, catre, from Latin quattuor.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

quatre

  1. four

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quattuor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (early) /ˈkwatrə/, (late) /ˈkatrə/

NumeralEdit

cardinal number
4 Previous: trois
Next: cinc

quatre

  1. four

DescendantsEdit