illustre

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See also: illustré

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

illustre (comparative more illustre, superlative most illustre)

  1. (obsolete) illustrious

Verb[edit]

to illustre

  1. (obsolete) To illuminate
  2. (obsolete) To make illustrious

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References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

illustre (masculine and feminine, plural illustres)

  1. illustrious
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Volume I, Chapter XXXIII:
      À Florence, riche et fameuse ville d’Italie, dans la province qu’on appelle Toscane, vivaient deux gentilshommes d’illustre famille, Anselme et Lothaire....
      In Florence, a rich and famous city of Italy, in the province called Tuscany, lived two gentlemen of illustrious family, Anselmo and Lothario....

Verb[edit]

illustre

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illustris (bright, shining, brilliant, lustrous; clear, lucid; illustrious, distinguished, famous), from illūstrō (I illustrate).

Adjective[edit]

illustre m, f (masculine and feminine plural illustri)

  1. illustrious, renowned, famous, distinguished
  2. notorious

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

illustre

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