noyade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French noyade.

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Noun[edit]

noyade (plural noyades)

  1. (chiefly historical) A murder by drowning; especially, one of those carried out during the French Reign of Terror.
    • 1837, Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution:
      By degrees, daylight itself witnesses Noyades: women and men are tied together, feet and feet, hands and hands; and flung in: this they call Mariage Républicain, Republican Marriage.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 486:
      Alongside this, there were the infamous noyades: perhaps 2,000 alleged counter-revolutionaries strapped in to barges were towed into the river Loire where the barges were scuppered, leaving the victims to drown.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From noy(er) +‎ -ade.

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Noun[edit]

noyade f (plural noyades)

  1. drowning

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