aveugle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French aveugle from Old French avogle, from Late Latin *ab oculīs (without eyes, literally away from the eyes), possibly a calque of Ancient Greek ἀπό ὀμμάτων (apó ommátōn), or from a Latin construction viduus ab oculīs (literally widowed from the eyes) or orbus ab oculīs (literally orphaned from the eyes) (compare Italian orbo, Catalan orb, Romanian orb all meaning “blind”).

Less likely from a Latin *alboculus (white-eyed), from albus + oculus.

The current French form is either an exception to the normal sound shift from Latin '-cl-' or a semi-learned formation; cf. the dialectal and popular aveuil (older aveule, avule); see also œil.

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Adjective[edit]

aveugle (plural aveugles)

  1. Unable to see; blind.

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Noun[edit]

aveugle m or f (plural aveugles)

  1. A blind man or woman.

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Verb[edit]

aveugle

  1. first-person singular present indicative of aveugler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of aveugler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of aveugler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of aveugler
  5. second-person singular imperative of aveugler

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