amour

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French amour.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amour ‎(plural amours)

  1. (obsolete) Love, affection.
  2. Courtship; flirtation.
    • 1926, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Penguin 2000, p. 75:
      Perhaps Daisy never went in for amour at all – and yet there's something in that voice of hers….
  3. A love affair.
    • 1990 October 26, Jerry Sullivan, “Field & Street”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      The amours of the greater scaup are, if anything, even more varied.
  4. A lover.
    • 2000 December 29, James McManus, “The Winter Casino”, in Chicago Reader[2]:
      Makes you wonder how they were able to see their amours, or their hands...

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French amour, from Old French amor, from Latin amor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amour m ‎(plural amours)

  1. love
    • 2008, Cécile Corbel (lyrics and music), “Where have you been”, in Songbook vol. 3 - renaissance (CD, in English and French), Brittany: Keltia Musique, performed by Cécile Corbel:
      O mon Amour
      Mes pensées sont en voyage
      Elles s'enroulent comme un ruban
      O my love I've been searching
      But I don't know how
      To find my way in the world without you
      O my Love
      My thoughts are wandering
      They wind like a ribbon
      O my love I've been searching
      But I don't know how
      To find my way in the world without you

Usage notes[edit]

  • Though masculine when singular, the word amour is feminine when plural in the literary language.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French amor, from Latin amor.

Noun[edit]

amour m (plural amours)

  1. love

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French amor, from Latin amor.

Noun[edit]

amour m ‎(plural amours)

  1. (Jersey) love