tonsure

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English[edit]

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Medieval Roman Catholic monk with tonsure.

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman and Old French tonsure, from Latin tonsūra (a clipping, trimming), from tondeō (shear, clip, trim).

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tonsure (third-person singular simple present tonsures, present participle tonsuring, simple past and past participle tonsured)

  1. (Christianity, Buddhism) To shave the crown of the head as a sign of humility and religious vocation.

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tonsure (plural tonsures)

  1. A ritual shaving of this kind.
  2. The bald patch resulting from being tonsured.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tonsūra (a clipping, trimming), from tondeō (shear, clip, trim).

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tonsure f (plural tonsures)

  1. tonsure

Verb[edit]

tonsure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tonsurer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tonsurer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tonsurer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of tonsurer
  5. second-person singular imperative of tonsurer

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Italian[edit]

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tonsure f

  1. plural of tonsura

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

tōnsūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of tōnsūrus

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin tonsūra.

Noun[edit]

tonsure f (oblique plural tonsures, nominative singular tonsure, nominative plural tonsures)

  1. tonsure (hair)

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Verb[edit]

tonsure

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