spectre

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EtymologyEdit

From French spectre, from Latin spectrum ‎(appearance, apparition).

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spectre ‎(plural spectres)

  1. Britain standard spelling of specter.
    The spectre is a ghost of a decapitated young man.
    • 1848: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto
      A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.
    • 1849: Charlotte Brontë, Shirley
      To this extenuated spectre, perhaps, a crumb is not thrown once a year, but when ahungered and athirst to famine—when all humanity has forgotten the dying tenant of a decaying house—Divine Mercy remembers the mourner []

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spectre m ‎(plural spectres)

  1. ghost, specter
    Dans la nuit, il vit un spectre apparaître.
  2. spectrum
    Le spectre de la lumière blanche est un spectre continu.

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spectre n pl

  1. plural of spectru
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