pluie

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pluye, from Old French pluie, from a Vulgar Latin *ploia < *plovia, from Latin pluvia (with influence from Vulgar Latin *plovō, plovere). Compare Occitan pluèja, Catalan pluja, Italian pioggia, Romanian ploaie, also Portuguese chuva, Spanish lluvia.

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Noun[edit]

pluie f (plural pluies)

  1. rain
    Des pluies torrentielles se sont abattues la semaine dernière.
    Torrential rain struck down last week.

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Etymology[edit]

From a Vulgar Latin *ploia < *plovia, from Latin pluvia (with influence from Vulgar Latin *plovō, plovere).

Noun[edit]

pluie f (oblique plural pluies, nominative singular pluie, nominative plural pluies)

  1. rain

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