idiotisme

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idiotisme m (plural idiotismes)

  1. idiom
    Synonym: modisme

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌi.di.oːˈtɪs.mə/
  • Hyphenation: idi‧o‧tis‧me
  • Rhymes: -ɪsmə

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from German Idiotismus, from French idiotisme.[1]

Noun[edit]

idiotisme n (uncountable)

  1. (derogatory) idiocy, stupidity, moronicness
  2. (medicine, dated) idiotism, severe mental retardation
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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably borrowed from French idiotisme, from Latin idiotismus.[1]

Noun[edit]

idiotisme n (plural idiotismen)

  1. (linguistics) linguistic idiosyncracy or regional peculiarity
  2. an overly literal translation of an idiom
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin idiotismus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /i.djɔ.tism/
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Noun[edit]

idiotisme m (plural idiotismes)

  1. (linguistics) idiom
    Synonyms: expression idiomatique, idiomatisme
    • 1831, Honoré de Balzac, Madame Firmiani, published 1855:
      Déjà, madame Firmiani se métamorphose en maison. Cette maison n’est plus un amas de pierres superposées architectoniquement ; non, ce mot est, dans la langue des Flâneurs, un idiotisme intraduisible.
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