abstinent

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Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abstinent (comparative more abstinent, superlative most abstinent)

  1. Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English abstinent (adjective form).

Noun[edit]

abstinent (plural abstinents)

  1. One who abstains; a faster. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  2. (usually capitalized, religion, historical) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abstinent m (feminine abstinente, masculine plural abstinents, feminine plural abstinentes)

  1. abstinent

Noun[edit]

abstinent m (plural abstinents)

  1. abstinent

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abstinent (comparative abstinenter, superlative am abstinentesten)

  1. abstinent

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

abstinent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of abstineō

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abstinent m (feminine singular abstinente, masculine plural abstinents, feminine plural abstinentes)

  1. abstinent

Old French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

abstinent

  1. abstinent

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