mestier

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mestier m (plural mestiers)

  1. occupation; profession
  2. job; task

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ministerium.

Noun[edit]

mestier m (oblique plural mestiers, nominative singular mestiers, nominative plural mestier)

  1. job; occupation; employment
    • circa 1177, Chrétien de Troyes, Le Chevalier de la Charrette, page 50 (of the Livres de Poche Lettres gothiques edition, ISBN 9782253054016), line 98:
      Je n'ai or mestier de gabois
      I don't have the job of joking

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (mestier, supplement)

Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian mestiere

Noun[edit]

mestier m (plural mestieri)

  1. trade, job