humidité

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin humiditās

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

humidité f ‎(plural humidités)

  1. humidity; moisture, wetness, dampness

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested at least as early as 1303, borrowing from Latin humiditās.

Noun[edit]

humidité f ‎(oblique plural humiditez, nominative singular humidité, nominative plural humiditez)

  1. moistness; dampness; humidity
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), page 186 of this essay:
      Sextement, tu dois entendre que la cause prochaine de le lepre, c’est humidité causee de humeur melancolique qui retient proprieté et disposicion de humeur qui habunde.
      Sixthly, you must understand that the next cause of leprosy is moistness caused by melancholic humor [bodily fluids] that retains the property and disposition of excess humor