viande

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French viande, from Late Latin *vīvanda, alteration of Latin vīvenda, from the neuter plural form of vīvendus, from vīvere ‎(to live). Compare English viand, also Italian vivanda.

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NounEdit

viande f ‎(plural viandes)

  1. meat
    • 1869, Charles Baudelaire , Petits poèmes en prose
      À voir les enfers dont le monde est peuplé, que voulez-vous que je pense de votre joli enfer, vous qui ne reposez que sur des étoffes aussi douces que votre peau, qui ne mangez que de la viande cuite, et pour qui un domestique habile prend soin de découper les morceaux ?
      Seeing the hells with which the world abounds, what do you expect me to think of your pretty little hell, you who lie on stuffs as soft as your own skin, who eat only cooked meat carefully cut for you by a skilled servant?
  2. (obsolete) food
    • 1534, François Rabelais , Gargantua
      Car notez que c’est viande celeste manger à desjeuner raisins avec fouace fraiche.
      For here it is to be remarked, that it is a celestial food to eat for breakfast hot fresh cakes with grapes.
  3. (sexuality) an object of sexual desire; a piece of meat

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ParticipleEdit

viande

  1. vocative masculine singular of viandus

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French viande, from Late Latin *vīvanda, alteration of Latin vīvenda, from the neuter plural form of vīvendus ‎(which is to be lived), future passive participle of vīvō, vīvere ‎(live, verb).

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NounEdit

viande f ‎(plural viandes)

  1. (Jersey) meat

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • vïande (diaereses are used in some scholarly transcriptions)

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin *vīvanda, alteration of Latin vīvenda, from the neuter plural form of vīvendus ‎(which is to be lived), future passive participle of vīvō, vīvere ‎(live, verb).

NounEdit

viande f ‎(oblique plural viandes, nominative singular viande, nominative plural viandes)

  1. food (anything which when ingested into the digestive system provides nutrition for the body)

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