recorder

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English recordour, borrowed from Old French recordour, from Old French recordeor, from Medieval Latin recordātor, from Latin recordor (call to mind, remember, recollect), from re- (back, again) + cor (heart; mind).

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)də(ɹ)

NounEdit

recorder (plural recorders)

  1. An apparatus for recording; a device which records.
  2. Agent noun of record; one who records.
  3. A judge in a municipal court.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English recorder, from record (to practice (music)).

 
A baroque alto recorder

NounEdit

recorder (plural recorders)

  1. (music) A musical instrument of the woodwind family; a type of fipple flute, a simple internal duct flute.
    Recorders are made in various sizes, from the high soprano or descant recorder to the low bass recorder.
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V, Scene 1,[1]
      Indeed he hath played on his prologue like a child on a recorder; a sound, but not in government.
    • 1791, William Cowper (translator), The Iliad of Homer, London: J. Johnson, Book 10, lines 12-14, p. 242, [2]
      [] he beheld
      The city fronted with bright fires, and heard
      Pipes, and recorders, and the hum of war;
    • 1861, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, London: Chapman and Hall, Volume 2, Chapter 12, p. 201,[3]
      On his [Hamlet’s] taking the recorders—very like a little black flute that had just been played in the orchestra and handed out at the door—he was called upon unanimously for Rule Britannia.
    • 1982, Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, New York: Knopf, Chapter 5, p. 133,[4]
      And when they paused on a hilltop for lunch, he whipped out his battered recorder and commenced to tootling “Greensleeves,” scaring off all living creatures within a five-mile radius—which may have been his intention.
    • 2017, Daniel Mendelsohn, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, New York: Penguin Random House,[5]
      [] he had huffed into his white plastic recorder while scowling at the sheets of music that lay open on the wobbly stainless-steel stand.
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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French recorder, from Old French recorder, from Vulgar Latin recordāre, alternative form of Latin recordārī, present active infinitive of recordor (call to mind, remember, recollect), from re- (back, again) + cor (heart; mind).

VerbEdit

recorder

  1. to say something repetitively in order to learn.
    As-tu recordé ta leçon?
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Etymology 2Edit

re- +‎ corder.

VerbEdit

recorder

  1. to restring

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LatinEdit

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recorder

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of recordor

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French recorder.

VerbEdit

recorder

  1. to record; to register; to make a record (of)
    recorder une histoire
    to make a record of a story

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: recorder

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin recordāre, from Latin recordārī, present active infinitive of recordor.

VerbEdit

recorder

  1. to record; to register
  2. to recall; to remember

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-d, *-ds, *-dt are modified to t, z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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