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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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French murtre, mordre (murder), of Germanic origins.

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Noun[edit]

meurtre m (plural meurtres)

  1. murder

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

meurtre m (plural meurtres)

  1. murder (deliberate killing)