revers

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See also: Revers and revers'

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French revers (lapel, reverse side).

Noun[edit]

revers (plural revers)

  1. A lapel of a garment, turned back to show the reverse side.

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Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

revers m

  1. a legal document, in which an inpatient, leaving a hospital against his medical doctor's advice, assumes responsibility for any potential consequences of his leaving
  2. reverse, verso, tail

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the "legal document" sense almost never used otherwise than in these expressions:
    podat revers - to sign the document
    podepsat revers - to sign the document
    odejít na revers - to leave a hospital having signed the document

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

revers c (singular definite reversen, plural indefinite reverser)

  1. reverse

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Noun[edit]

revers c or n (singular definite reversen or reverset, plural indefinite reverser, plural definite reverserne)

  1. revers

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French revers and Latin reversus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rəˈvɛːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: re‧vers

Noun[edit]

revers m (plural revers)

  1. revers, lapel

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French revers, from Latin reversus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

revers m (plural revers)

  1. reverse side
  2. backhand
    • 1836, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, chapter XXXV, in Louis Viardot, transl., L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche, volume I, Paris: J[acques]-J[ulien] Dubochet et Cie, éditeurs, [], OCLC 763899327:
      Au secours, seigneurs, au secours ! venez à l’aide de mon seigneur, qui est engagé dans la plus formidable et la plus sanglante bataille que mes yeux aient jamais vue. Vive Dieu ! il a porté un tel revers au géant ennemi de madame la princesse Micomicona, qu’il lui a tranché la tête à rasibus des épaules, comme si c’eût été un navet.
      Help, good sirs, help! Come to the help of my master, who is engaged in the most formidable and the most bloody battle that my eyes have ever seen. By God! He delivered such a backhand to the giant enemy of the lady princess of Micomicona that he sliced off his head cleanly from the shoulders, as if it had been a turnip.
  3. (tennis) backhand
    Antonym: coup droit

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Middle English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

revers

  1. In a reverse way or direction; upside-down. [from 14thc.]
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book XVIII, [London: [] by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: Published by David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      they three smote hym at onys with their spearys, and with fors of themselff they smote Sir Launcelottis horse revers to the erthe.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin reversus via French revers

Noun[edit]

revers m (definite singular reversen, indefinite plural reverser, definite plural reversene)

  1. the reverse side of a coin or medal
  2. reverse gear in a vehicle or machine
    sette bilen i reversput the car in reverse

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin reversus via French revers

Noun[edit]

revers m (definite singular reversen, indefinite plural reversar, definite plural reversane)

  1. the reverse side of a coin or medal
  2. reverse gear in a vehicle or machine
    setje bilen i reversput the car in reverse

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin reversus.

Noun[edit]

revers m (oblique plural revers, nominative singular revers, nominative plural revers)

  1. reverse; opposite; contrary
    veez cy le fet qe prove le revers
    see here the fact that proves the contrary

Adjective[edit]

revers m (oblique and nominative feminine singular reverse)

  1. opposite; reverse

Descendants[edit]

  • French: revers
  • English: reverse, revers