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Alteration of Old French duel, plural dueus (possibly influenced by analogy to œil and its plural), which probably came from Late Latin dolus, a derivative of Latin dolor (“pain”), or possibly from a Vulgar Latin *dolium, from cordolium.
- (uncountable) mourning
- deuil national ― national mourning
- (countable) mourning (clothes)
- funeral procession
- “deuil”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.