aigre

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French. See eager.

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aigre (comparative more aigre, superlative most aigre)

  1. (obsolete) sour
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?) "And curd, like Aygre droppings into Milke," --First Folio, The Bodlein Library, Hamlet (1.3) (FFolio pg. 258)

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin *acrus or *acrum, change of declension from Classical Latin acer, acrem,from Proto-Italic *akris, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱrós (sharp). Compare âcre, a borrowed doublet.

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Adjective[edit]

aigre m, f (plural aigres)

  1. sharp, sour, acid
  2. shrill (voice), biting (wind etc.)

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