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EtymologyEdit

From Old French tentation, from Latin tentatio, alternative form of temptatio. See temptation.

NounEdit

tentation (countable and uncountable, plural tentations)

  1. Obsolete form of temptation.
    • 1646/50, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica:
      Whether there were any policie in the devil to tempt them [Adam and Eve] before conjunction, or whether the issue before tentation might in justice have suffered with those after, we leave it unto the Lawyer.
  2. (obsolete) A mode of adjusting or operating by repeated trials or experiments.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin tentātiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɑ̃.ta.sjɔ̃/
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tentation f (plural tentations)

  1. temptation

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tentation (plural tentationes)

  1. temptation

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tentation

  1. temptation

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