déjeuner

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See also: dêjeuner and déjeûner

French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From dé- +‎ jeûner (un fast (to break fast)) or from a Vulgar Latin *disieiūnāre, *disjejūnāre, from Late Latin ieiūnāre, jejūnāre, present active infinitive of ieiūnō, jejūnō, from Latin ieiūnus, jejūnus. Compare Spanish desayunar, Occitan dejunar. Doublet of dîner.

Verb[edit]

déjeuner

  1. (formal) to lunch, to eat lunch, to have lunch
  2. to have breakfast
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Etymology 2[edit]

Nominalization of the above verb.

Noun[edit]

déjeuner m (plural déjeuners)

  1. (France) lunch, luncheon
  2. (outside of France) breakfast
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