truce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English trewes, triwes, trues, plural of trewe, triewe, true (faithfulness, assurance, pact), from Old English trēowa, singularized plural of trēow, trȳw (faith; pledge; agreement), from Proto-West Germanic *treuwu, from Proto-Germanic *trewwō (compare Dutch trouw, German Treue, Danish tro, French trêve [< Germanic]), noun form of *triwwiz (trusty, faithful). More at true.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɹuːs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɹus/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːs

Noun[edit]

truce (plural truces)

  1. a period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties
  2. an agreement between opposed parties in which they pledge to cease fighting for a limited time
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, chapter 4, in The Last Man, volume 3:
      They should meet that night on some neutral spot to ratify the truce.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin trucem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtru.t͡ʃe/
  • Rhymes: -utʃe
  • Hyphenation: trù‧ce

Adjective[edit]

truce (plural truci)

  1. grim, menacing
    Synonyms: torvo, minaccioso
  2. cruel
    Synonym: cruele

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References[edit]

  • truce in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana