captif

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin captīvus. Cf. the inherited doublet chétif.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kap.tif/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

captif (feminine singular captive, masculine plural captifs, feminine plural captives)

  1. captive

Noun[edit]

captif m (plural captifs, feminine captive)

  1. captive

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle French; definitely then from Latin captīvus. Doublet of caitif.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kapˈtiːf/, /ˈkaptif/, /kapˈtiːv(ə)/, /ˈkaptiv(ə)/

Noun[edit]

captif

  1. A captive or hostage.

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Adjective[edit]

captif

  1. Held captive; in slavery.

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