respit

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

respit (plural respits)

  1. (obsolete) respite

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin respectus, from the verb respecto (I look back).

Noun[edit]

respit m (oblique plural respiz or respitz, nominative singular respiz or respitz, nominative plural respit)

  1. rest (physical rest)
    • circa 1176, Chrétien de Troyes, Cligès:
      Molt volantiers, que ja respiz n'an sera priz
      Willingly, straight away [i.e. without taking rest first]

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