asperge

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See also: aspergé and aspèrge

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

asperge (third-person singular simple present asperges, present participle asperging, simple past and past participle asperged)

  1. (transitive) To sprinkle.
    • 1877, John David Chambers, Divine worship in England in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries contrasted and adapted to that of the nineteenth:
      First let him go up to the principal Altar and asperge it on every side.

Noun[edit]

asperge (plural asperges)

  1. An aspergillum.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French asperge, from Medieval Latin asparagus, sparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑsˈpɛr.ʒə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: as‧per‧ge
  • Rhymes: -ɛrʒə

Noun[edit]

asperge f (plural asperges, diminutive aspergetje n)

  1. asparagus (plant, vegetable)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: aspersie

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin asparagus, from Ancient Greek ἀσπάραγος (aspáragos).

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Noun[edit]

asperge f (plural asperges)

  1. asparagus (plant, vegetable)
  2. (informal) A tall, thin person; a beanpole.
    • 1926, Marcel Aymé, Brûlebois, Éditions Gallimard, chap. II, 1975 ed., p. 25
      — Tiens, disait-il à Charles, entre le rôti et la salade, ne me parle pas de tes asperges d'aujourd'hui, ça n'a ni cul, ni corsage. Quand j'étais jeune homme, ah! oui, il y avait du plaisir. Tu pouvais mettre les mains, tu tenais quelque chose.
    Synonym: échalas

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

asperge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of aspergere

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

asperge

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of aspergō