petit

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛt.ɪt/, /ˈpɛt.i/

Adjective[edit]

petit (comparative more petit, superlative most petit)

  1. (law or obsolete) small or minor
    • South
      By what small, petit hints does the mind catch hold of and recover a vanishing notion.

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

petit m (feminine petita, masculine plural petits, feminine plural petites)

  1. small, little

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Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

petit

  1. Second-person singular indicative past form of pettää.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French petit, from Vulgar Latin *pitittus (compare Latin pitinnus, pitulus).

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Adjective[edit]

petit m (feminine petite, masculine plural petits, feminine plural petites)

  1. small
    un petit verre de vin - a small glass of wine
  2. little
    un petit garçon - a little boy

Noun[edit]

petit m (plural petits, feminine petite)

  1. small one (anything that is small), little one (anything that is little)
  2. little one (child)

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Usage notes[edit]

Often contracted, in popular or familiar speech, to p'tit (/pti/).


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

petit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of petō

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

petit m (feminine singular petite, masculine plural petitz, feminine plural petites)

  1. small

Noun[edit]

petit m (plural petits, feminine singular petite, feminine plural petites)

  1. something that is small

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pitittus (compare Latin pitinnus, pitulus).

Adjective[edit]

petit

  1. small, little
  2. worthless; valueless
  3. poor; of poor quality

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