maigre

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French maigre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maigre (not comparable)

  1. (cooking) Made without meat (and thus permitted to be eaten on a fast day).
  2. Belonging to a fast day or fast.

Noun[edit]

maigre (plural maigres)

  1. A kind of fish; the meagre.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French megre, meigre, from Latin macrum, accusative of macer, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros. The variant dialectal form maire is the normal phonetic result; the main form with -gr- was perhaps influenced by analogy with aigre, or may be semi-learned.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛɡʁ/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

maigre (plural maigres)

  1. meagre, skinny
  2. lean, thin

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Noun[edit]

maigre m (plural maigres)

  1. meagre (fish)

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French megre, meigre, from Latin macer, macrum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

maigre m, f

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) thin

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