battue

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French battue, feminine singular past participle of battre (to beat; to defeat), from Late Latin battere, Latin battuere,[1] present active infinitive of battō, a variant of battuō (to beat; to fight), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (to hit, strike).

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battue (countable and uncountable, plural battues)

  1. (uncountable, hunting) A form of hunting in which game is forced into the open by the beating of sticks on bushes, etc. [from early 19th c.]
  2. (uncountable, hunting) The game thus forced into the open.
  3. (countable, hunting) A hunt performed in this manner.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese batuda or Italian battuta ("a beating"). See Latin battuo ("to beat").

Noun[edit]

battue f (plural battues)

  1. battue; the beating of bushes to force out the game

Verb[edit]

battue

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of battre

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

battue

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of battuō