quatre

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French quatre. Doublet of cuatro and four.

Noun[edit]

quatre (plural quatres)

  1. (archaic, dice games, card games, dominoes) A card, die, or domino with four spots or pips.
    • 1775, “a Connoisseur”, “Containing an Account of the Game of Back-gammon, with the most approved Method of playing at it, and the Rules of the Game. Together with the Artifices and Legerdemains that are frequently practised at it.”, in Annals of Gaming; or, The Fair Player’s Sure Guide. Containing Original Treatises on the following Games. [], London: [] G. Allen, [], pages 181–182:
      Accordingly the firſt beſt throw upon the dice is eſteemed aces, as it ſtops the ſix point in the outer table, and ſecures the cinque in your own, whereby your adverſary's two men upon your ace point cannot get out with either quatre, cinq, or ſix.
    • 1775, “Introduction to the Game of Back-Gammon; With the most approved Method of playing at it”, in Charles Jones, editor, Hoyle’s Games Improved. Being Practical Treatises on the following Fashionable Games, [], London: [] J. Rivington and J. Wilkie, [], page 170:
      The firſt beſt Throw upon the Dice is eſteemed Aces, as it ſtops the Six-Point in the outer Table, and ſecures the Cinque in your own, whereby your Adverſary’s two Men upon your Ace-Point cannot get out with either Quatre, Cinque, or Six.

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Spanish cuatro, from Latin quattuor.

Numeral[edit]

quatre

  1. four

Catalan[edit]

Catalan cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : quatre
    Ordinal : quart
    Multiplier : quàdruple
Catalan Wikipedia article on quatre

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quattuor (four), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres. Compare Occitan quatre, French quatre, and Spanish cuatro.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

quatre m or f

  1. four
  2. a few

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

quatre m (plural quatres)

  1. four
  2. (castells) a castell with four castellers per level

References[edit]

  • “quatre” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French quatre, qatre, catre, from Latin quattuor, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres. Compare Catalan quatre, Italian quattro, Portuguese quatro, Spanish cuatro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (alone or preceding a vowel) IPA(key): /katʁ/
  • (preceding a consonant) IPA(key): /ka.tʁə/, /kat/
  • (file)

Numeral[edit]

French numbers (edit)
40
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: quatre
    Ordinal: quatrième
    Multiplier: quadruple
    Fractional: quart

quatre

  1. four

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Antillean Creole: katr, kat
  • Garifuna: gádürü
  • Guianese Creole: katr, kat
  • Karipúna Creole French: kat
  • Louisiana Creole French: kat
  • Seychellois Creole: kat
  • Tayo: katr
  • English: quatre

See also[edit]

Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
Ace of spades.svg 2 of spades.svg 3 of spades.svg 4 of spades.svg 5 of spades.svg 6 of spades.svg 7 of spades.svg
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
8 of spades.svg 9 of spades.svg 10 of spades.svg Jack of spades2.svg Queen of spades2.svg King of spades2.svg Joker black 02.svg
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

Further reading[edit]

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French quatre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

quatre (invariable)

  1. four (4)

Descendants[edit]


Norman[edit]

Norman cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : quatre

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French quatre, from Latin quattuor, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

Numeral[edit]

quatre

  1. (Guernsey) four

Occitan[edit]

Occitan cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : quatre
    Ordinal : quatren
Occitan Wikipedia article on quatre

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan quatre, catre, from Latin quattuor. Cognates include Catalan quatre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈka.tɾe/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: qua‧tre

Numeral[edit]

quatre

  1. four

Related terms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quattuor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cardinal number
4 Previous: trois
Next: cinc

quatre

  1. four

Descendants[edit]