commune

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French commune, in turn deriving from Latin.

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Noun[edit]

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commune (plural communes)

  1. A small community, often rural, whose members share in the ownership of property, and in the division of labour; the members of such a community.
  2. A local political division in many European countries.
  3. (obsolete) The commonalty; the common people.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) communion; sympathetic intercourse or conversation between friends
    • Tennyson
      For days of happy commune dead.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French comuner (to share).

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Verb[edit]

commune (third-person singular simple present communes, present participle communing, simple past and past participle communed)

  1. To converse together with sympathy and confidence; to interchange sentiments or feelings; to take counsel.
    • Shakespeare
      I would commune with you of such things / That want no ear but yours.
  2. (intransitive, followed by with) To communicate (with) spiritually; to be together (with); to contemplate or absorb.
    He spent a week in the backcountry, communing with nature.
  3. To receive the communion.
    • Bishop Burnet
      To commune under both kinds.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin communia, neuter plural of Latin communis.

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commune f (plural communes)

  1. commune (administrative subdivision)

Adjective[edit]

commune

  1. feminine form of commun

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

commune m, f (masculine and feminine plural communi)

  1. Obsolete form of comune.

Noun[edit]

commune m (plural communi)

  1. Obsolete form of comune.

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

commūne

  1. nominative neuter singular of commūnis
  2. accusative neuter singular of commūnis
  3. vocative neuter singular of commūnis