oraison

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

oraison (plural oraisons)

  1. Obsolete form of orison.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French oroison et al., from Latin orātiō, orationem, whence also English oration. The word, especially in the sense of "oration", may have been a very early borrowing into French in the Middle Ages as the other Romance cognates are borrowed learned terms as well, according to the Trésor de la Langue Française informatisé etymological dictionary.

Noun[edit]

oraison f (plural oraisons)

  1. oration
  2. orison, meditative prayer

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

oraison f (plural oraisons)

  1. oration