fiance

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See also: fiancé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fiancé. The verb is from fiancer.

Noun[edit]

fiance (plural fiances)

  1. Alternative spelling of fiancé

Verb[edit]

fiance (third-person singular simple present fiances, present participle fiancing, simple past and past participle fianced)

  1. (obsolete) To betroth; to affiance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Harmar to this entry?)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

fiance

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fiancer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fiancer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fiancer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of fiancer
  5. second-person singular imperative of fiancer

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French < fier +‎ -ance or Latin fidentia.

Noun[edit]

fiance f (plural fiances)

  1. faith; confidence

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb fier +‎ -ance or from Latin fidentia.

Noun[edit]

fiance f (oblique plural fiances, nominative singular fiance, nominative plural fiances)

  1. faith; confidence
    • circa 1150, Turoldus, La Chanson de Roland:
      En tels vassals deit hom aveir fiance !
      In such knights a man must have confidence!

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