votive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vōtīvus (votive), from vōtum (vow).

Adjective[edit]

votive (comparative more votive, superlative most votive)

  1. dedicated or given in fulfillment of a vow or pledge
    She placed a votive offering at the shrine.
  2. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) of, expressing or symbolizing a vow; and by extension a thick cylindrical candle
    The church was lit by votive candles.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

votive (plural votives)

  1. (music) a hymn or chant dedicated to a particular saint, or to the Virgin Mary

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

votive

  1. feminine form of votif

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

votive

  1. feminine plural of votivo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vōtīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of vōtīvus