guerre

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French guerre (war) from Old French guerre, guere (armed conflict between individuals or states, enmity, strife between individuals) (compare Old Northern French werre) from Late Latin *werra, *guerra, from Frankish *werra (riot, disturbance, quarrel) from Proto-Germanic *werrō (confusion, disarray), from Proto-Indo-European *wers- (to mix up, confuse, beat, thresh). Akin to English war, Old High German werra (confusion, strife, quarrel) (German verwirren (to confuse)), Old Saxon werran (to confuse, perplex), Dutch war (confusion, disarray), Old English wyrsa, wiersa (worse). More at worse, wurst.

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guerre f (plural guerres)

  1. war

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Noun[edit]

guerre f

  1. plural of guerra

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guerre f (plural guerres)

  1. war (large-scale combat)

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin werra (war, conflict), Frankish *werra (confusion, riot).

Noun[edit]

guerre f (oblique plural guerres, nominative singular guerre, nominative plural guerres)

  1. war (large-scale conflict)

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Etymology 2[edit]

see gaire

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guerre

  1. Alternative form of gaire