perdu

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See also: perdû

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French perdu, originally after sentinelle perdue.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pəːˈdjuː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Adjective[edit]

perdu (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, military) Stationed in an exposed or hazardous position; hidden in ambush. Originally as sentinel perdu. [17th–19th c.]
  2. (now rare) In a dangerous situation; lost, desperate. [from 17th c.]
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 7, [1]
      Among certain grizzled sea-gossips of the gun decks and forecastle went a rumor perdue []
  3. (now rare) Hidden; concealed from sight. Chiefly with lie. [from 17th c.]
    • 1642, Thomas Fuller, The Holy State, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: [] Roger Daniel for John Williams, [], OCLC 1238111360:
      He should lie Perdue who is to walk the round.
    • 1792, Charlotte Smith, Desmond, Broadview 2001, p. 346:
      I stood perdu behind Mr Grimbold; a tall personage, whose broad shoulders, however, just permitted me to peep over at the Major, who had not yet espied me.

Noun[edit]

perdu (plural perdus)

  1. One placed on watch, or in ambush.
  2. A soldier sent on a forlorn hope.

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Verb[edit]

perdu

  1. imperative of perdi

French[edit]

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Participle[edit]

perdu (feminine perdue, masculine plural perdus, feminine plural perdues)

  1. past participle of perdre

Adjective[edit]

perdu (feminine perdue, masculine plural perdus, feminine plural perdues)

  1. lost

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French perdu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

perdu (strong nominative masculine singular perduer, not comparable)

  1. lost

Further reading[edit]

  • perdu” in Duden online
  • perdu” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pərˈdu]
  • Hyphenation: pêr‧du

Noun[edit]

pêrdu (first-person possessive perduku, second-person possessive perdumu, third-person possessive perdunya)

  1. shrub: a woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base.
  2. clump (of trees), cluster
    Synonym: rumpun

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