livre

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French livre.

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 [] .

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French, borrowed as a semi-learned term from Latin liber.

Noun[edit]

livre m ‎(plural livres)

  1. book
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

livre f ‎(plural livres)

  1. pound (unit of weight)
  2. pound (unit of currency)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

livre

  1. first-person singular present indicative of livrer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of livrer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of livrer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of livrer
  5. second-person singular imperative of livrer

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Norman[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin liber.

Noun[edit]

livre m ‎(plural livres)

  1. (Jersey) book
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin libra.

Noun[edit]

livre f ‎(plural livres)

  1. pound (unit of measure of mass)

Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin liber

Noun[edit]

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

  1. book (collection of sheets of paper in a specific order)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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 Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ- ‎(people).

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Adjective[edit]

livre ‎(plural, comparable)

  1. free
  2. unoccupied
  3. clear, open