esprit

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Borrowing from French esprit (spirit).

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/ɛˌspɹiː/

Noun[edit]

esprit (uncountable)

  1. Spirit, enthusiasm.
  2. A wit.
  3. Liveliness, or active mind and spirit.

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esprit m

  1. esprit

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French esperit, from Old French, borrowed from Latin spiritus through Ecclesiastical Latin and Christian religious texts.

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esprit m (plural esprits)

  1. immaterial or incorporeal substance
  2. disembodied mind
  3. mind (in the wide sense)
  4. mind (as principle of thought)
  5. specific mind aptitude
  6. high mind aptitude
  7. deep intention, sense, or purpose (of a text, action, attitude...); philosophy (in figurative sense)
  8. (metonymically) human being, as possessing abilities of mind
  9. (old) volatile fluid ; (in particular) alcohol

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