entreprise

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

entreprise (plural entreprises)

  1. Archaic form of enterprise.

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Etymology[edit]

Feminine past participle of entreprendre (undertake).

Noun[edit]

entreprise f (plural entreprises)

  1. company, business
  2. enterprise, project
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter II:
      Mais à peine se vit-il en chemin qu’une pensée terrible l’assaillit, et telle, que peu s’en fallut qu’elle ne lui fît abandonner l’entreprise commencée.
      But scarcely did he see himself on the road when a terrible thought assaulted him, and such that little was missing to make him abandon the enterprise he had started.

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Noun[edit]

entreprise f (plural entreprises)

  1. Alternative form of entreprinse