trancher

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French trenchier, of uncertain origin. Possibly from a Vulgar Latin root *trinicāre, perhaps meaning to "to cut in three parts", with the root trini from tres, based on the model of duplicāre; alternatively from an alteration of Latin truncāre, also possibly influenced by or crossed with a Gaulish *trincare "to cut (the head)".

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trancher

  1. (transitive) to slice, to cut into slices
  2. (transitive, literary) to complete, conclude
    Il a tranché ses jours.
    He has concluded his days on earth.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to decide, to settle, to address
  4. (intransitive) to rule, make a ruling, come to a decision
  5. (intransitive, pejorative, with de) to behave or comport oneself (as if one were)
    Le compte trancha du grand seigneur.
    The count comported himself as if he were God Almighty.
  6. (intransitive, with avec, sur) to contrast (with), stand out (against)
  7. (intransitive, with dans) to stand out (in)

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French trenchier.

Verb[edit]

trancher

  1. to cut off (remove by cutting)

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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