livre

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French livre.

Noun[edit]

livre (plural livres)

  1. (historical) A unit of currency formerly used in France, divided into 20 sols or sous.
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 115:
      They like to see them awarded comfortable pensions. Is it 700,000 livres a year to the Polignac family?
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 30:
      He never, it should be noted, totally renounced his inheritance: a critic of the court round, he benefited to the tune of a cool two million livres a year from royal largesse [...].

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French, borrowed from Latin liber.

Noun[edit]

livre m (plural livres)

  1. book
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

livre f (plural livres)

  1. pound (unit of weight)
  2. pound (unit of currency)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

livre

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

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin liber.

Noun[edit]

livre m (plural livres)

  1. book
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

livre f (plural livres)

  1. pound (unit of measure of mass)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese livre, libre, from Latin līber, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ- (people).

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Adjective[edit]

livre m, f (plural livres; comparable)

  1. free
  2. unoccupied
  3. clear, open