aliment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French aliment, from Latin alimentum (food).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈa.lɪ.mənt/
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Noun[edit]

aliment (countable and uncountable, plural aliments)

  1. (now rare) Food.
  2. (figuratively) Nourishment, sustenance.
  3. (Scotland) An allowance for maintenance; alimony.

Verb[edit]

aliment (third-person singular simple present aliments, present participle alimenting, simple past and past participle alimented)

  1. (obsolete) To feed, nourish.
  2. To sustain, support.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 434:
      Yet there would also be many – and not simply the powerful and ultra-privileged – who lost out, and whose discontent operated as a kind of political yeast, alimenting ‘unpatriotic’ thoughts and acts.

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Catalan[edit]

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From Latin alimentum.

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aliment m (plural aliments)

  1. (piece of) food

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alimentum.

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aliment m (plural aliments)

  1. food
    • 1755, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discours sur l’origine et les fondements de l’inégalité parmi les hommes
      C’est ainsi qu’un pigeon mourrait de faim près d’un bassin rempli des meilleures viandes, et un chat sur des tas de fruits, ou de grain, quoique l’un et l’autre pût très bien se nourrir de l’aliment qu’il dédaigne, s’il s’était avisé d’en essayer.
      Thus a pigeon would be starved to death by the side of a dish of the choicest meats, and a cat on a heap of fruit or grain; though it is certain that either might find nourishment in the foods which it thus rejects with disdain, did it think of trying them.

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

aliment m (plural alimens)

  1. item of food

Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alimentum.

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Noun[edit]

aliment m (plural aliments)

  1. item of food

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Romanian[edit]

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aliment n (plural alimente)

  1. food (any substance consumed by living organisms to sustain life)

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