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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sacren, sakeren, from Old French sacrer (to hallow), from Latin sacrō (to make sacred, consecrate), from sacer (sacred, holy).

VerbEdit

sacre (third-person singular simple present sacres, present participle sacring, simple past and past participle sacred)

  1. (obsolete) To consecrate
    • c.1382-1395, John Wycliffe, Bible (Wycliffe), Exodus 28:41,
      And thou schalt clothe Aaron, thi brother, with alle these, and hise sones with hym. And thou schalt sacre the hondis of alle; and thou schalt halewe hem, that thei be set in preesthood to me.
    • 1885, Richard Francis Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night,
      And I purpose this night to sacre you all with the Holy Incense.
    • 1911, Aix-la-Chapelle, article in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica,
      From the coronation of Louis the Pious in 813 until that of Ferdinand I. in 1531 the sacring of the German kings took place at Aix, and as many as thirty-two emperors and kings were here crowned.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

sacre (plural sacres)

  1. Alternative form of saker (type of cannon)

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sacrer.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sacre m (plural sacres)

  1. coronation
  2. (Quebec) swear word, curse

VerbEdit

sacre

  1. inflection of sacrer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sacre

  1. Feminine plural of adjective sacro.

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Old French sacree and sacre. Probably influenced by Old French sacré, past participle of Old French sacrer.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sacrē

  1. sacred

NounEdit

sacrē (plural sacres)

  1. A religious festival
  2. A consecration, especially the coronation of a monarch

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French sacre, sagre.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaːkrə/, /ˈsaːkər/

NounEdit

sacre (plural sacres)

  1. A saker falcon, especially a female
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sacre f pl or n pl

  1. nominative/accusative feminine/neuter plural of sacru