repast

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French repast, from the verb repaistre, from Latin repascere, from pascere (to graze).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

repast (countable and uncountable, plural repasts)

  1. (now literary) A meal.
  2. (archaic, uncountable) The food eaten at a meal.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

repast (third-person singular simple present repasts, present participle repasting, simple past and past participle repasted)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To supply food to; to feast.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To take food.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Milton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      He then, also, as before, left arbitrary the dieting and repasting of our minds.

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

repast m (oblique plural repaz or repatz, nominative singular repaz or repatz, nominative plural repast)

  1. a meal
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      Mez li Dus ne vout prendre ne disner ne repast.
      But the Duke didn't want to eat dinner or any other meal.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: repast
  • French: repas