poudre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French poudre, from Latin pulverem, accusative of pulvis (or possibly through a Vulgar Latin form *pŭlvĕra), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (dust; flour).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pudʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

poudre f (plural poudres)

  1. powder
  2. (obsolete) dust

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  • Greek: πούδρα f (poúdra, powder)

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French poudre, from Latin pulverem, accusative of pulvis.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpuːdər/, /ˈpuːðər/, /ˈpuːdrə/

Noun[edit]

poudre (plural poudres)

  1. powder (a collection of particles):
    1. Dust; powder as a waste products or generated from the remains of something.
    2. Ashes; the matter produced by combustion.
    3. Earth, dirt; the particles that compose soil.
    4. Various powders as used in medicine or alchemy.
    5. Powders used for culinary purposes; spices.
    6. (rare) Gunpowder; black powder.
  2. The results of the decomposition of one's corpse.
  3. (rare) A speckling; an stippled pattern.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French poudrer, from poudre.

Verb[edit]

poudre

  1. Alternative form of poudren

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pulverem, accusative of pulvis. Compare Old Occitan poldra, polvera.

Noun[edit]

poudre f (oblique plural poudres, nominative singular poudre, nominative plural poudres)

  1. powder
  2. dust

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