discours

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French discours, from Latin discursus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈkuːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dis‧cours
  • Rhymes: -uːr

Noun[edit]

discours n (plural discoursen, diminutive discoursje n)

  1. discourse (way of thinking involving certain concepts and terms)
  2. discourse (exposition of some length)
    Wie ook deze discours snapt, zal weten dat mij slechts dactylisch hexameter vertrouwd is en niets anders, geef me toch vrijheid!
    Who also understands this exposition, will know that only dactylic hexameter is familiar to me and nothing else, give me liberty!

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Descendants[edit]

  • Papiamentu: deeskoers (dated)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French discours, borrowed (with influence from cours) from Late Latin discursus (the act of running about) (from Latin discurrō (run about), from dis- (apart) + currō (run)). Compare English discourse.

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Noun[edit]

discours m (plural discours)

  1. oral presentation; discourse; speech; oration

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin discursus.

Noun[edit]

discours m (plural discours)

  1. speech; discourse

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French discours, from Late Latin discursus (the act of running about).

Noun[edit]

discours m (plural discours)

  1. (Jersey) speech

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