rêver

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See also: rever

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French resver, from Old French resver (to consider, reflect, be delirious), of uncertain origin. The Trésor de la langue française informatisé links it back either to an unattested *esver (to wander) or to Latin *reexvadō, from re- +‎ ex- +‎ evadō[1]. The Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch links it back to *reexvagus, hence the same as the first proposal by the Trésor de la langue française informatisé[2]. Compare Old English rǣswan (to consider, suspect, conjecture), of similar form and meaning.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛ.ve/, /ʁe.ve/
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Verb[edit]

rêver

  1. to dream
    Synonym: songer
    • 2018, Zaz, Plume
      Échappée d'une couverture, je rêvais de l'aventure
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology and history of “rêver”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  2. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928–2002), “*reexvagus”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 100, page 184

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