vélocipède

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French[edit]

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A velocipede.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ve.lɔ.si.pɛd/
  • Hyphenation: vé‧lo‧ci‧pède

Etymology 1[edit]

(1804) A compound from veloci- + ped-, the combinatory stems of Latin velox (rapid, prompt) and pes (foot). Compare vélocifère.

It originally referred to a locomotion device consisting of a seat on two or three wheels, driven primarily by impact of the feet against the ground. Later pedals were introduced. (see picture)

Noun[edit]

vélocipède m (plural vélocipèdes)

  1. a velocipede
  2. bicycles in general
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Verb[edit]

vélocipède

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

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