moteur

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mōtor. Displaced Old French mouveur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɔ.tœʁ/, /mo.tœʁ/
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Noun[edit]

moteur m (plural moteurs)

  1. motor, engine [from 1744]
    moteur DieselDiesel motor
  2. (computing) engine
    moteur de recherchesearch engine
  3. (philosophy) mover; one who causes a movement [from 1377]
    Selon Aristote, Dieu est le moteur non mû.According to Aristotle, God is the unmoved mover.
  4. (figuratively) driving force

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Descendants[edit]

  • Persian: موتور

Adjective[edit]

moteur (feminine singular motrice, masculine plural moteurs, feminine plural motrices)

  1. motive, driving [from 1558]

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