jour

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

jour (plural jours)

  1. (chiefly US) Abbreviation of journeyman, e.g. jour printer.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French jor, jorn, from Latin diurnum [tempus], from the neuter of the adjective diurnus (of the day), which is cognate with diēs (day). The sound change from Latin to French (‘diur’ to ‘jor’) is due to the [i] changing to a [j], followed by a merger of [dj] into [j]; compare French journal (journal).[1] Doublet of diurne, a borrowing.

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Noun[edit]

jour m (plural jours)

  1. day
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter III:
      L’aube du jour commençait à poindre quand don Quichotte sortit de l’hôtellerie, si content, si glorieux, si plein de ravissement de se voir armé chevalier, que sa joie en faisait tressaillir jusqu’aux sangles de son cheval.
      The dawn of the day was beginning to break when Don Quixote left the inn, so content, so glorious, so full of ravishment of seeing himself armed a knight, that his joy made him tremble all the way to the girths of his horse.
  2. daylight, light
  3. opening, aperture

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Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: jour

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brachet, Auguste (1873)G. W. Kitchin, transl., An etymological dictionary of the French language, Oxford, page 206

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Norman[edit]

Norman Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nrm

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French jor, jorn, from Latin diurnum [tempus], from the neuter of the adjective diurnus (of the day).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

jour m (plural jours)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) day

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French jour (day, daylight, light), from Old French jorn, jor (day), from Latin diurnum [tempus], from diurnus (of the day, daily), from earlier *diusnus, from both diūs, from Old Latin, from Proto-Italic *djous (day, sky; Jupiter) from Proto-Indo-European *dyḗws (sky, heaven; sky god), from earlier *dyéws, from *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven) and *s (creates nouns) + and from -nus (forms adjectives), from Proto-Italic *-nos, from Proto-Indo-European *-nós (forms verbal adjectives).

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Adverb[edit]

jour

  1. Only used in à jour (up to date, transparent)
  2. Only used in a jour (up to date, transparent)
  3. Only used in ha jour (to have a day of service; have a guard (or certain specific duties) on a certain day)

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Occitan[edit]

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Noun[edit]

jour m (plural jours)

  1. (Mistralian) day

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

jour c

  1. emergency duty, on call duty