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French peinture. See paint and compare picture.


painture (countable and uncountable, plural paintures)

  1. (obsolete) The art of painting.
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  2. (obsolete, countable) A painting.
    • Sir John Mandeville
      And yet there is at Alexandria a fair church, all white without paintures; and so be all the other churches that were of the Christian men, all white within, for the Paynims and the Saracens made them white for to fordo the images of saints that were painted on the walls.


Middle French[edit]


painture f (plural paintures)

  1. Alternative form of peincture