chier

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From Latin cacāre, present active infinitive of cacō, ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European root *kakka-.

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chier

  1. (vulgar, slang) to shit, defecate

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chier m (feminine singular chiere, masculine plural chiers, feminine plural chieres)

  1. important, noteworthy
  2. dear, dearest

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From Latin cārus.

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chier m

  1. important, noteworthy
  2. dear, dearest
    • 12th or 13th century, author unknown, Le Bouchier D'Abevile:
      A Abevile ot un bouchier,
      Que si voison orent molt chier.
      In Abbeville there was a butcher
      Held in high esteem by his neighbors.
  3. expensive; costly
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      Itant out li Quens un present
      D'une cupe chiere d'argent
      At this moment he presented the Count
      With a valuable silver cup

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