asile

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See also: asilé

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.zil/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -il

Noun[edit]

asile m (plural asiles)

  1. asylum (place of safety or refuge)
    • 1829, Victor Hugo, "Les Djinns", in Les Orientales.
      Murs, ville, / Et port, / Asile / De mort, / Mer grise / Où brise / La brise, / Tout dort.
      Walls, town, / and port, / refuge / from death, / Grey sea / where bursts / the breeze, / all sleeps.
    Synonyms: refuge, retraite
  2. retirement home, old people's home
  3. (colloquial) asylum (psychiatric institution)
    Synonyms: hôpital psychiatrique, asile psychiatrique
  4. (figuratively) protection, defense
    La solitude est un asile contre les passions.Solitude is a defense against passions.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

asīle

  1. vocative singular of asīlus

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

asile

  1. inflection of asilar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

asile

  1. inflection of asilar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative
  2. second-person singular voseo imperative of asir combined with le