vœu

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From Old French vuz, inherited from Latin vōtum. Doublet of vote, a borrowing from English.

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vœu m (plural vœux)

  1. vow
  2. wish
    Synonym: souhait
    • 1640, Pierre Corneille, “Act I, Scene 2”, in Horace:
      Albe et Rome demain prendront une autre face / Tes vœux sont exaucés, elles auront la Paix
      Tomorrow, Alba and Rome will take different attitudes / Your wishes are fulfilled, they will have Peace.

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