âme

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ame, amme, from Old French ame, anme, anima, from Latin anima.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑm/, /am/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: âmes
  • Hyphenation: âme
  • Rhymes: -ɑm, -am

Noun[edit]

âme f (plural âmes)

  1. (religion, philosophy) soul
  2. (moral, intellectual centre) soul, heart, mind
  3. soul, person
    C'est un village de 800 âmes.
    It's a village of 800 souls.
  4. bore (of a cannon)
  5. (lutherie) soundpost (of a violin etc.)

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