pauvre

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pauvre

  1. definite of pauver
  2. plural form of pauver

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pauper, pauperis.

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Adjective[edit]

pauvre (masculine and feminine, plural pauvres)

  1. poor (financially deprived)
  2. lacking, scanty
  3. poor, pitiable

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Usage notes[edit]

  • This adjective belongs to a group of French adjectives whose position relative to a noun changes depending on its meaning. When positioned before the noun, it is used to describe the state of being pitiable (e.g., Mon pauvre garçon!), whereas when positioned after the noun (like most French adjectives), it refers to the lack of resources (e.g., Il était un fermier pauvre quand il était jeune.).

Noun[edit]

pauvre m, f (plural pauvres)

  1. poor person; pauper

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French povre, from Latin pauper.

Adjective[edit]

pauvre (epicene, plural pauvres)

  1. poor

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