sacre

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sacren, sakeren, from Old French sacrer (to hallow), from Latin sacrō (to make sacred", consecrate), from sacer (sacred", "holy).

Verb[edit]

sacre (third-person singular simple present sacres, present participle sacring, simple past and past participle sacred)

  1. (obsolete) To consecrate
    • c.1382-1395, John Wycliffe, Bible (Wycliffe), Exodus 28:41,
      And thou schalt clothe Aaron, thi brother, with alle these, and hise sones with hym. And thou schalt sacre the hondis of alle; and thou schalt halewe hem, that thei be set in preesthood to me.
    • 1885, Richard Francis Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night,
      And I purpose this night to sacre you all with the Holy Incense.
    • 1911, Aix-la-Chapelle, article in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica,
      From the coronation of Louis the Pious in 813 until that of Ferdinand I. in 1531 the sacring of the German kings took place at Aix, and as many as thirty-two emperors and kings were here crowned.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sacrer

Noun[edit]

sacre m (plural sacres)

  1. coronation
  2. (Quebec) swear word

Verb[edit]

sacre

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

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sacre f pl

  1. feminine plural of sacro

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old (and modern) French sacrer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sacre

  1. sacred

Noun[edit]

sacre (plural sacres)

  1. A religious festival
  2. A consecration, especially the coronation of a monarch

References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sacre

  1. feminine plural nominative form of sacru
  2. feminine plural accusative form of sacru
  3. neuter plural nominative form of sacru
  4. neuter plural accusative form of sacru