lucre

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lūcre, lucor, lucour, lucur (gain in money, profit; money; wages; illicit gain; advantage, benefit), from Old French lucre or Latin lucrum (advantage, profit; love of gain, avarice),[1][2] from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂u- (gain, profit) + *-tlom (variant of *-trom (suffix forming nouns denoting tools or instruments)).

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lucre (uncountable)

  1. Money, riches, or wealth, especially when seen as having a corrupting effect or causing greed, or obtained in an underhanded manner.

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  1. ^ lūcre, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ lucre” (US) / “lucre” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

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lucre

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

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lucre

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of lucrar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lucrar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lucrar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lucrar.