guerre

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See also: gùerre

French[edit]

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 Medieval Latin werra, borrowed from Frankish *werru (confusion; quarrel), 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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Noun[edit]

guerre f (plural guerres)

  1. war
    Synonyms: conflit, hostilités
    Antonyms: non-violence, paix
    Le droit de la guerre est une expression pour désigner les lois, en général coutumières, sur lesquelles s'entendent les peuples ennemis lorsqu'ils sont en guerre.
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  • Wolof: xare, geer

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

guerre f

  1. plural of guerra

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Middle French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

guerre f (plural guerres)

  1. war (large-scale combat)

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin werra, borrowed from Frankish *werru (confusion; quarrel).

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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

Adverb[edit]

guerre

  1. Alternative form of gaire