quatre

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English[edit]

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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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Catalan[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan quatre, catre, from Latin quattuor (four), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

quatre m or f

  1. four
  2. a few

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Noun[edit]

quatre m (plural quatres)

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

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

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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)
40 Asso di picche.jpg 41 Due di picche.jpg 42 Tre di picche.jpg 43 Quattro di picche.jpg 44 Cinque di picche.jpg 45 Sei di picche.jpg 46 Sette di picche.jpg
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
47 Otto di picche.jpg 48 Nove di picche.jpg 49 Dieci di picche.jpg 50 J di picche.jpg 51 Q di picche.jpg 52 K di picche.jpg Jolly Nero.jpg
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French quatre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

quatre (invariable)

  1. four (4)

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan quatre, catre, from Latin quattuor.

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quatre

  1. four

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin quattuor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cardinal number
4 Previous: trois
Next: cinc

quatre

  1. four

Descendants[edit]