galère

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See also: galere and galéré

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian galera, from Medieval Latin galēra, alternative form of galea, from late Ancient Greek γαλέα (galéa). Compare galée, from Old French, directly from galea

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Noun[edit]

galère f (plural galères)

  1. (nautical) galley (kind of ship)
    Synonyms: galée
  2. (in the plural) torturous forced labor (long done at the oars of state galleys)
    Synonyms: bagne
    envoyer aux galères(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (by extension, informal) a terrible task, drudge, ordeal
    c'est une galèreit's a hassle
  4. oven type
  5. (historical) mason's cart, for loading building materials

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Verb[edit]

galère

  1. first-person singular present indicative of galérer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of galérer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of galérer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of galérer
  5. second-person singular imperative of galérer

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