repentance

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Etymology[edit]

First attested circa 14th century, from Old French repentance. More at repent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: [rĭ-pĕnʹtəns]
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Noun[edit]

repentance (countable and uncountable, plural repentances)

  1. The condition of being penitent.
  2. A feeling of regret or remorse for doing wrong or sinning.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chapter 6:
      And here, shipmates, is true and faithful repentance; not clamorous for pardon, but grateful for punishment.

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French[edit]

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Old French

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repentance f (plural repentances)

  1. repentance

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Middle French[edit]

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Old French

Noun[edit]

repentance f (plural repentances)

  1. repentance

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin.

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repentance f (nominative singular repentance)

  1. repentance
    • 12th Century, Béroul, Tristan et Iseut:
      [Un] pecheor sanz repentance
      A sinner without repentance

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