meurtre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French meurtre (murder) from Old French murtre, mordre (murder) (compare Medieval Latin murdrum (murder)), both from Frankish *murþar (murder) from Proto-Germanic *murþrą (murder, killing, death), from Proto-Indo-European *mrtro- (murder, death), from Proto-Indo-European *mer-, *mor-, *mr- (to die). Akin to Old High German mord (murder) (German Mord), Old High German murdren (to kill, murder) (German mördern (to murder)), Old English morþor (death, murder), Old English myrþrian (to murder). More at murder.

Noun[edit]

meurtre m (plural meurtres)

  1. murder

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

meurtre m (plural meurtres)

  1. murder (deliberate killing)

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French murtre, mordre (murder), from Frankish *murþar (murder) from Proto-Germanic *murþrą (murder, killing, death), from Proto-Indo-European *mrtro- (murder, death), from *mer-, *mor-, *mr- (to die).

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Noun[edit]

meurtre m (plural meurtres)

  1. (Jersey) murder
    • 2010, Le Don Balleine, Mêfie-Te Des Monstres, ISBN 97800956628909 Invalid ISBN, page 32:
      I' s'confêssit et fut exétchuté pouor lé meurtre du Seigneu d'Hambye
      He confessed and was executed for the murder of the Lord of Hambye