délai

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French delai, from Old French delai, delaie (delay), from Old French delaiier, delayer, deslaier (to put off, delay, offlet, drain) (délayer in modern French), from des- + Old French laier (to leave), partly from Frankish *latjan (to delay, hinder), from Proto-Germanic *latjaną (to delay, hinder, stall), from Proto-Indo-European *le(y)d- (to leave, leave behind), and partly from Frankish *laibjan (to leave), from Proto-Germanic *laibijaną (to leave, cause to stay), from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (to remain, continue). Akin to Old English latian (to delay, hesitate), Old English lǣfan (to leave). More at delay.

Noun[edit]

délai m (plural délais)

  1. time limit
  2. delay

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