pamphlet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

c. 1387, Middle English pamphilet, panflet (small, unbound treatise), from Anglo-Norman Pamphilet, diminutive of Old French Pamphile, used as a popular shorthand for the 12th century Latin love poem Pamphilus (seu) de amore (Pamphilus (or) On Love), which was so widely circulated in pamphlets as to give name to the whole phenomenon; the eponym from Ancient Greek Πάμφιλος (Pámphilos, literally beloved by all), deriving from παν- (pan-) +‎ φίλος (phílos). Further borrowed as Anglo-Latin panflettus.

For the use of the diminutive of the author's name as shorthand for Latin titles in French cf. Ysopet/Esopet from Ésope, Catonet from Caton, Avionet from Avianus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpæmf.lɪt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

pamphlet (plural pamphlets)

  1. A small booklet of printed informational matter, often unbound, having only a paper cover.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English pamphlet.

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pamphlet m (plural pamphlets)

  1. lampoon (written attack)
  2. (Quebec or dated) pamphlet (small booklet)

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Italian[edit]

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 pamphlet on Italian Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English pamphlet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pamˈflɛ/*, /pamˈfle/*, /ˈpam.flet/[1]

Noun[edit]

pamphlet m (invariable)

  1. pamphlet (essay on a current topic)

References[edit]

  1. ^ pamphlet in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)