infanterie

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From French infanterie, from Italian infanteria, from infante 'child; foot soldier, infantryman', from Latin infans 'infant, child that doesn't speak (yet)', itself from in- 'un-, not -' + present participle of fari 'to speak'

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infanterie f (plural infanteries)

  1. The infantry, non-mounted troops, notably on land

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infanterie f (plural infanteries)

  1. infantry
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche, volume 1, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter XLII:
      Ce que je puis dire, c’est que le choix qu’avait fait ce gentilhomme de la carrière des armes lui avait si bien réussi, qu’en peu d’années, par sa valeur et sa belle conduite, et sans autre appui que son mérite éclatant, il parvint au grade de capitaine d’infanterie, et se vit en passe d’être promu bientôt à celui de mestre de camp.
      What I can say, is that the choice that this gentleman made concerning the career of arms succeeded well for him, that in few years, by his valour and good conduct, and without any support other than his shining merit, he reached the rank of captain of infantry, and saw himself in a position to be soon promoted to that of master of corps.

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