siècle

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French siecle, from Old French siecle, borrowed as a semi-learned term from Latin saeculum (the expected inherited form would be *sieil).

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  • IPA(key): /sjɛkl/
  • (file)

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siècle m (plural siècles)

  1. century (period of 100 years)
    • 1992, Nothomb, Amélie, Hygiène de l’assassin [The Assassin’s Hygiene] (fiction):
      Cessez de blasphémer, vile créature ! Apprenez, ignorante, que saint Prétextat était archevêque de Rouen au VIe siècle, et grand ami de Grégoire de Tours, qui était un homme très bien, dont vous n’avez naturellement jamais entendu parler.
      Stop blaspheming, you vile creature! You’d better learn, ignorant woman, that Saint Praetextatus was Archbishop of Rouen in the 6th century, and a friend of Gregory of Tours, who was a very good man, which you, unsurprisingly, never heard of.
    XXIe siècle
    21st century

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