prêtre

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French[edit]

deux prêtres orthodoxes russes à Jérusalem ― two Russian Orthodox priests in Jerusalem

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French prestre, from Old French prestre (nominative form, compare provoire), from Latin presbyter, from Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος (presbúteros), from πρέσβυς (présbus, elder, older). Doublet of praire and presbytre, a recent borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁɛtʁ/, /pʁɛːtʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

prêtre m (plural prêtres, feminine prêtresse)

  1. priest

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French prestre, from Latin presbyter, from Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος (presbúteros), from πρέσβυς (présbus, elder, older).

Noun[edit]

prêtre m (plural prêtres)

  1. (Jersey, Christianity) (Catholic) priest
  2. (Jersey) cranefly

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