progressif

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin prōgressīvus, from prōgredior (perfect participial stem: prōgress-) +‎ -īvus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔɡʁɛsif/, /pʁɔɡʁesif/

Adjective[edit]

progressif (feminine singular progressive, masculine plural progressifs, feminine plural progressives)

  1. progressive

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First known attestation circa 1372 by Jean Corbichon (also known as Corbechon). Borrowed from Latin prōgressīvus. See below.

Adjective[edit]

progressif m (feminine singular progressive, masculine plural progressifs, feminine plural progressives)

  1. progressive (favoring or promoting progress)
    • circa 1372, Jean Corbichon, Le Livre de Propriété des Choses
      Vertu alant, que les clercs appellent vertu progressive

Usage notes[edit]

  • Precise meaning is uncertain as the Corbichon citation is the only one in the Middle French period.
  • Unlikely to be the etymon of French progressif because the next know attestation of progressif is in 1671, 300 years later. French progressif is a separate borrowing from Latin.

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References[edit]

  • progressif on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)
  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (progressif, supplement)