romance

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See also: Romance, românce, and romancé

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English romauns, roumance, from Anglo-Norman romanz, romant ‘in the vernacular’ (vs. in Latin), from Medieval Latin rōmānicē, Vulgar Latin *rōmānicē (adv.) ‘in the Roman language’, from rōmānicus (adj.) ‘Roman’, from rōmānus ‘a Roman’.

Noun[edit]

romance (plural romances)

  1. An intimate relationship between two people; a love affair.
  2. A strong obsession or attachment for something or someone.
  3. Love which is pure or beautiful.
  4. A mysterious, exciting, or fascinating quality.
  5. A story or novel dealing with idealised love.
  6. An embellished account of something; an idealised lie.
  7. An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances.
    His life was a romance.
  8. A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real.
    a girl full of romance
  9. (music) A romanza, or sentimental ballad.

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romance (third-person singular simple present romances, present participle romancing, simple past and past participle romanced)

  1. Woo; court.
  2. (intransitive) To write or tell romantic stories, poetry, letters, etc.

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Verb[edit]

romance

  1. first-person singular present indicative of romancer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of romancer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of romancer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of romancer
  5. second-person singular imperative of romancer

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Adjective[edit]

romance (comparative plus romance, superlative le plus romance)

  1. Romance

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal romans, from Medieval Latin, Late Latin rōmānicē (in a Roman manner), from Latin rōmānicus (Roman), from rōmānus (Roman), from Rōma (Rome).

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romance m (plural romances)

  1. (literature) novel (work of prose fiction)
  2. romance; love affair

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  • (love affair): caso

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romance m, f (plural romances; uncomparable)

  1. (linguistics) Romance (of the languages derived from Latin)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal romans, from Vulgar Latin *romanĭce, compare Medieval Latin rōmānice, ultimately from Latin rōmānicus < rōmānus. Cognates include Old French romanz, whence the modern French noun roman (novel).[1]

Adjective[edit]

romance m, f (plural romances)

  1. Romance

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Noun[edit]

romance m (plural romances)

  1. romance, love affair
  2. novel
  3. Spanish (language)

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Verb[edit]

romance

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of romanzar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of romanzar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of romanzar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of romanzar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1964, Albert Dauzat; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand, “romance”, in Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse: