forcené

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French forcené (rabid), past participle of forcener (to go mad, become enraged), from Middle French, from Old French forsener (to be mad with rage) (compare Old French forsenede (one who has lost his mind)), from for- + sen (sense, reason, mind), Frankish *sinn, *sinno (sense, mind, judgement), from Proto-Germanic *sinnaz (sense, mind, wisdom, meaning), from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to feel). Cognate with German Sinn (sense, meaning, mind), Dutch zin (sense, desire). More at for-, sense.

Adjective[edit]

forcené

  1. (in reference to a horse) Rearing on the hind legs.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From forcener (to go mad, become enraged), from Middle French, from Old French forsener (to be mad with rage) (compare Old French forsenede (one who has lost his mind)), from for- + sen (sense, reason, mind), from Frankish *sinn, *sinno (sense, mind, judgement), from Proto-Germanic *sinnaz (sense, mind, wisdom, meaning), from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to feel). Cognate with German Sinn (sense, meaning, mind), Dutch zin (sense, desire). Related to asséner. More at sense.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

forcené m (feminine singular forcenée, masculine plural forcenés, feminine plural forcenées)

  1. past participle of forcener

Adjective[edit]

forcené m (feminine singular forcenée, masculine plural forcenés, feminine plural forcenées)

  1. crazed, frenzied, deranged

Noun[edit]

forcené m (plural forcenés)

  1. maniac

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Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

forcené m (feminine singular forcenee, masculine plural forcenez, feminine plural forcenees)

  1. insane; mad

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