membre

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

membre (plural membres)

  1. Obsolete form of member.
    • 1559, An Elizabethan Guild of the City of Exeter, page #102:
      Thus the bodie beinge divided everie one membre having smale regarde of thother were at length brought to suche a feeble and extreme state that they awayted for nothinge but even the utter decaye and confusion of them selves wh indeed folowed, even so shall it be by us : for when everie singuler membre envieng the state of the bodie will of any singuler fantasie swerve from that unitie we are all conjoined in lett him awayte most assuredlie for destruction.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin membrum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

membre m (plural membres)

  1. member (of a group or organization)
  2. limb, member
  3. member, penis
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l'École du libertinage
      Le duc de Blangis, cinquante ans, fait comme un satyre, doué d'un membre monstrueux et d'une force prodigieuse. On peut le regarder comme le réceptacle de tous les vices et de tous les crimes. Il a tué sa mère, sa sœur et trois de ses femmes.
      The Duke of Blangis, 50 years, built like a satyr, endowed with a monstrous member and a prodigious strength. One can regard him as a receptacle of all vices and all crimes. He killed his mother, his sister and three of his wives.

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French membre, from Latin membrum (limb, body part), from Proto-Indo-European *memso-, *mems-ro (flesh).

Noun[edit]

membre m (plural membres)

  1. member

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

membre m (plural membres)

  1. limb (arm or leg)