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Medieval Roman Catholic monk with tonsure.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman and Old French tonsure, from Latin tonsūra (a clipping, trimming), from tondeō (shear, clip, trim).

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tonsure (third-person singular simple present tonsures, present participle tonsuring, simple past and past participle tonsured)

  1. (Christianity, Buddhism) To shave the crown of the head as a sign of humility and religious vocation.

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tonsure (plural tonsures)

  1. A ritual shaving of this kind.
  2. The bald patch resulting from being tonsured.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French tonsure, borrowed from Latin tonsūra (a clipping, trimming), from tondeō (shear, clip, trim).

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tonsure f (plural tonsures)

  1. tonsure

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tonsure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tonsurer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tonsurer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tonsurer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of tonsurer
  5. second-person singular imperative of tonsurer

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tonsure f

  1. plural of tonsura

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ParticipleEdit

tōnsūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of tōnsūrus

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin tonsūra.

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tonsure f (oblique plural tonsures, nominative singular tonsure, nominative plural tonsures)

  1. tonsure (hair)

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tonsure

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of tonsurar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of tonsurar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of tonsurar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of tonsurar.