amant

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin amāns, or from amar (to love).

Adjective[edit]

amant (masculine and feminine plural amants)

  1. loving

Noun[edit]

amant m, f (plural amants)

  1. lover (a sexual partner, especially one with whom someone is having an affair)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

amant

  1. present participle of amar

Further reading[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin amans, present participle of amō. Compare aimant, the present participle of aimer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.mɑ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

amant m (plural amants, feminine amante)

  1. lover
    • 1961, Jacques Brel (lyrics), “Le Moribond”, in Marieke (in French):
      C'est dur de mourir au printemps, tu sais / Mais j'pars aux fleurs, la paix dans l'âme / Car vu que tu étais son amant / Je sais qu'tu prendras soin d'ma femme
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

amant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of amō

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin amans, present participle of amō

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amant m (oblique plural amanz or amantz, nominative singular amanz or amantz, nominative plural amant)

  1. lover