repose

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English reposen (to be at rest), from Middle French reposer from Old French repauser from Late Latin repausō (to lay to rest, quiet; comfort, soothe; lie down, be at rest, rest), from re- (again, back) +‎ pausō (to halt, cease, pause, rest), from Latin pausa (pause, halt, stop, rest) from Koine Greek παῦσις (paûsis, stopping, ceasing; pause) from Ancient Greek παύω (paúō, to make to rest; cease, stop, hinder, halt).

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Noun[edit]

repose (countable and uncountable, plural reposes)

  1. (dated) Rest; sleep.
    • 1582 – 1610, Douay Rheims Bible, Book of Ecclesiasticus (Wisdom of Sirach) XL.1–11:
      Great trauail is created to al men, and an heauie yoke vpon the children of Adam, from the day of their comming forth of their mothers wombe, vntil the day of their burying, into the mother of al. Their cogitations, and feares of the hart, imagination of things to come, and the day of their ending: from him that ſitteth vpon the glorious ſeate, vnto him that is humbled in earth & aſhes. From him that weareth hyacinth, and beareth the crowne, euen to him that is couered with rude linen: furie, enuie, tumult, wauering, and the feare of death, anger perſeuering, and contention, and in time of repoſe in bed, the ſleepe of night changeth his knowledge. A litle is as nothing in reſt, and afterward in ſleepe, as in the day of watch. He is troubled in the viſion of his hart, as he that hath eſcaped in the day of battel. In the time of his ſafetie he roſe vp, and merueleth at no feare: with al fleſh, from man euen to beaſt, and vpon ſinners ſeuenfold. Beſides theſe things, death, bloud, contention, and ſword, oppreſſions, famine, and contrition, and ſcourges: for the wicked al theſe were created, and for them the floud was made. Al things that are of the earth, ſhal turne into the earth, and al waters ſhal returne into the ſea.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      Dark and deserted as it was, the night was full of small noises, song and chatter and rustling, telling of the busy little population who were up and about, plying their trades and vocations through the night till sunshine should fall on them at last and send them off to their well-earned repose.
    • 1945 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 6, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473:
      You would not rob us of our repose, would you, comrades? You would not have us too tired to carry out our duties?
  2. quietness; ease; peace; calmness.
    • c. 1805, Henry Francis Cary (translator), Dante, Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto 10
      So may thy lineage find at last repose I thus adjured him
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 279:
      Over the whole landscape lay a repose and a peace so perfect that no one could have suspected the close proximity of the capital.
  3. (geology) The period between eruptions of a volcano.
  4. (art) A form of visual harmony that gives rest to the eye.
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Verb[edit]

repose (third-person singular simple present reposes, present participle reposing, simple past and past participle reposed)

  1. (intransitive) To lie at rest; to rest.
  2. (intransitive) To lie; to be supported.
    trap reposing on sand
  3. (transitive) To lay, to set down.
  4. (transitive) To place, have, or rest; to set; to entrust.
  5. (transitive) To compose; to make tranquil.
  6. (intransitive) To reside in something.
  7. (intransitive, figuratively) To remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
    • 1832, Isaac Taylor, Saturday Evening
      It is upon these that the soul may repose.
  8. (intransitive, Eastern Orthodox Church) To die, especially of a saint.
    Simon reposed in the year 1287.
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Etymology 2[edit]

re- +‎ pose

Verb[edit]

repose (third-person singular simple present reposes, present participle reposing, simple past and past participle reposed)

  1. (transitive) To pose again.

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Asturian[edit]

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repose

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of reposar

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repose

  1. inflection of reposer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Verb[edit]

repose

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of reposar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of reposar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of reposar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of reposar.