vitaile

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French vitaile,[1] from Latin victuālia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /viˈtɛi̯l(ə)/, /ˈvitəl(ə)/

Noun[edit]

vitaile (plural vitailes or vitaile)

  1. (primarily as a plural) That which provides nutrition; food, nourishment.
  2. A ration or rations, victuals; one's store of food for journeying.
  3. Food yielded from agriculture.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French vitaillier.

Verb[edit]

vitaile

  1. Alternative form of vitailen

References[edit]

  1. ^ vitaile, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin victuālia, the nominative plural of victuālis, from victus, from the verb vīvō (I live).

Noun[edit]

vitaile f (oblique plural vitailes, nominative singular vitaile, nominative plural vitailes)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) provisions; vittle; food

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