navré

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Past participle of navrer ‎(to upset, dismay), from Middle French, from Old French navrer, nafrer ‎(to hurt by piercing or cutting), from Old Norse nafra ‎(to pierce or bore with an auger), from nafarr ‎(auger), from Proto-Germanic *nabagairaz ‎(auger", literally "nave-spear). Cognate with Old English nafogār ‎(auger), Old High German nabagēr ‎(auger). More at auger.

Verb[edit]

navré m ‎(feminine singular navrée, masculine plural navrés, feminine plural navrées)

  1. past participle of navrer

Adjective[edit]

navré m (feminine singular navrée, masculine plural navrés, feminine plural navrées)

  1. sad; saddened
  2. heartbroken
  3. deeply or very sorry; distressed.

Interjection[edit]

navré

  1. sorry! (a heartfelt apology, usually for a death, loss, etc.)

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