charité

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French charité, carité, borrowing from or francization of Latin cāritās (love, regard), from cārus (dear) (whence French cher), from Proto-Italic *kāros (dear), from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂-[1]. Doublet of cherté.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃa.ʁi.te/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

charité f (plural charités)

  1. charity

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Watkins, 1969 et al.)

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Francization of Latin cāritās (love, regard).

Noun[edit]

charité f (oblique plural charitez, nominative singular charité, nominative plural charitez)

  1. generosity; sense of charity
  2. charitable institution

Descendants[edit]

  • English: charity
  • French: charité

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