dolent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French dolent, from Latin dolēns, present participle of doleō (to grieve).

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dolent (comparative more dolent, superlative most dolent)

  1. (archaic) Sad, sorrowful.
    • 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night
      Poor wretch! who once hath paced that dolent city
      Shall pace it often, doomed beyond all pity,
      With horror ever deepening from the first.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 148:
      ‘Did you find them all, Uncle Van?’ she inquired, sighing, laying her dolent head on his shoulder.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin dolēns, dolēntem (hurting, suffering).

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dolent (feminine dolenta, masculine plural dolents, feminine plural dolentes)

  1. bad

Verb[edit]

dolent

  1. present participle of doldre

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French dolent, from Old French dolent, borrowed from Latin dolēns, dolēntem (hurting, suffering).

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dolent (feminine singular dolente, masculine plural dolents, feminine plural dolentes)

  1. (archaic) mournful

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dolens.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [doˈlɛnt]
  • Hyphenation: do‧lent

Adjective[edit]

dolent (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) painful

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dolent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of doleō

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French dolent.

Adjective[edit]

dolent m (feminine singular dolente, masculine plural dolents, feminine plural dolentes)

  1. sad

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dolēns, dolēntem (hurting, suffering).

Adjective[edit]

dolent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular dolent or dolente)

  1. painful; causing suffering and pain

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