livre

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See also: livré and Livre

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French livre. Doublet of libra and lira.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

livre (plural livres)

  1. (historical) A unit of currency formerly used in France, divided into 20 sols or sous.
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial, published 2007, page 115:
      They like to see them awarded comfortable pensions. Is it 700,000 livres a year to the Polignac family?
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin, published 2003, page 30:
      He never, it should be noted, totally renounced his inheritance: a critic of the court round, he benefited to the tune of a cool two million livres a year from royal largesse [] .
  2. (historical) An ancient French unit of weight, equal to about 1 avoirdupois pound.

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Bourguignon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin liber.

Noun[edit]

livre m (plural livres)

  1. book

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French livre, a semi-learned borrowing from Latin liber, librum. Doublet of liber.

Noun[edit]

livre m (plural livres)

  1. book
    Synonym: bouquin
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Descendants[edit]
  • Louisiana Creole French: liv

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French livre, from Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

livre f (plural livres)

  1. pound (unit of weight)
  2. pound (unit of currency)
  3. (Louisiana) grade (level)
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Louisiana Creole French: liv
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

livre

  1. inflection of livrer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

livre

  1. Alternative form of lyvere (liver)

Norman[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French livre, a semi-learned borrowing from Latin liber, librum.

Noun[edit]

livre m (plural livres)

  1. (Jersey) book
Derived terms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

livre f (plural livres)

  1. pound (unit of measure of mass)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

livre n (definite singular livreet, indefinite plural livre or livreer, definite plural livrea or livreene)

  1. Alternative form of livré

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

livre n (definite singular livreet, indefinite plural livre, definite plural livrea)

  1. Alternative form of livré

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Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Semi-learned borrowing from Latin liber, librum.

Noun[edit]

livre m (oblique plural livres, nominative singular livres, nominative plural livre)

  1. book (collection of sheets of paper in a specific order)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

livre f (oblique plural livres, nominative singular livre, nominative plural livres)

  1. livre (medieval French equivalent of a monetary pound)
  2. pound (weight)
Usage notes[edit]
  • The Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle says that the actual measure varied between 380g and 552g, as opposed to the modern pound which is 454g to the near gram. See references below.
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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese livre, libre, from Latin līber, from Old Latin loeber, from Proto-Italic *louðeros, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ-er-os, from *h₁lewdʰ- (people).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: li‧vre

Adjective[edit]

livre m or f (plural livres)

  1. free
  2. unoccupied
  3. clear, open

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Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

livre m (plural livres)

  1. (soccer) free kick
    Synonym: pontapé livre

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

livre

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of livrar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of livrar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of livrar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of livrar