abattoir

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English[edit]

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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French abattoir, from abattre (to slaughter) (cognate to abate) + -oir (-ory).

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Noun[edit]

abattoir (plural abattoirs)

  1. A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc. [Early 19th century.][1]
    Once the cows reach maturity, they're sent to the abbatoir.
  2. A place or event likened to a slaughterhouse, because of great carnage or bloodshed.[2]
    The army's raid on the enemy turned into a major abattoir.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “abattoir”, in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 2.
  2. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French abattoir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌaː.baːˈtʋaːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: abat‧toir
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Noun[edit]

abattoir n (plural abattoirs, diminutive abattoirtje n)

  1. abattoir, slaughterhouse

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abattre +‎ -oir

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Noun[edit]

abattoir m (plural abattoirs)

  1. slaughterhouse; abattoir

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: abattoir
  • English: abattoir
  • Moore: batoaare
  • Norwegian Bokmål: abattoir

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

An abbatoir.

Etymology[edit]

From French abattoir (abattoir, slaughter house), from abattre (to butcher; to slaughter for meat), from Middle French abattre, from Old French abatre (to knock over, slaughter), from Vulgar Latin *abbatere, present active infinitive of *abbatō, *abbatuō (I beat down, cast down), from Latin battuō (I beat, hit, pound, beat up), from Gaulish, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰedʰ- (to stab, dig)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abatɔˈɑːr/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːr
  • Hyphenation: a‧batt‧oi‧ar

Noun[edit]

abattoir n (definite singular abattoiret, indefinite plural abattoirer, definite plural abattoira or abattoirene)

  1. (concerning France) an abattoir (a public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.)
    • 1836 October 17, Den Constitutionelle, page 2:
      man betænker, hvilke uhyre mængde kvæg der mellem aar og dag bliver slagtet i Parises abattoirs
      one considers the enormous amount of cattle slaughtered in Paris' abattoirs between year and day
    • 1928 September 13, A-magasinet, page 2:
      abbatoirene [sic] i Rue de Flanders
      the abattoirs [sic] in Rue de Flanders
    Synonyms: slaktehus, slakteri

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