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Old French Keyword Dictionary (D)


   Many Old French words can be found by simply looking them up in any modern French dictionary. This glossary lists those words that are no longer a part of the modern French language. New words will be added to this glossary as soon as they become available.

 

OLD FRENCH KEYWORD DICTIONARY

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Dama - (O.F. n.) deer

Dame - (O.F. n.f.) lady, a bustling city

Dans - (O.F. p.) in, inside, along, within

Daulphin/Dauffois - (O.F. n.) Dauphine

Daurade - (O.F. a.) (d'aurade, d'orade) golden throne of St. Peter

De - (O.F. p.) of, as, to, in, for, from, with, etc..

Deaux - (O.F. n.) the two, both

Debeller - (O.F. v.) conquer

Debise - (O.F. n.) support, backup

Debisse - (O.F. v.) weaken

Debout - (O.F. p.) standing upright

Deceus - (O.F. a.) deceptive

Dechassee - (O.F. p.) chased off, chased away

Dedans - (O.F. p.) within

Defaict/Desfait - (F. n.) defeat, slaughter

Defection - (F. n.) defections

Defension - (F. n.) defence

Deffailans - (O.F. a.) failing, languishing

Deffaillir - (O.F. p.) failing, despairing

Deffraieur/Deffrayeur - (O.F. a.) powerful, awesome, of frightening power

Degre - (O.F. n.) degrees

Dela - (O.F. p.) beyond

Deliverant - (O.F. v. fut.) will deliver

Delues - (O.F. n. plur.) delusions

Demeurera - (F. v. fut.) will be left as, will remain as

Demi - (O.F. p.) half, partially, nearly, etc..

Demi-Dieu - (O.F. n.) demi-God

Demourra - (O.F. v. fut.) will not die, will remain, will survive

Des - (O.F. p.) from, since, upon, etc..

Desarroy - (O.F. n.) disarray

Descendu - (F. p.) sent from, coming from

Descouvert - (O. F. p.) discovered

Descriees - (O.F. v.) discredit, weaken, devalue

Descroissance - (O.F. v.) dry up, disappear

Desdaigneront - (F. v. fut.) will have disdain for

Desjoinct - (O.F. a.) broken up, divided

Desnier - (O.F. p.) denies, prevents

Desolation - (O.F. n.) desolation

Despendre - (O.F. v.) waste, squander

Desrobe - (O.F. a.) vulnerable

Dessus - (O.F. p.) upon

Destorner - (O.F. a.) destined, altered

Destresse - (F. n.) distress

Determine - (O.F. p.) ended, completed

Detrencher - (O.F. v.) slash, cut up

Deux - (F. a.) two

Devant - (O.F. p.) before

Diane - (O.F. n.) Diana, Artemis, Freya (Goddess of Friday)

Dieu - (O.F. n.) God

Diminuant - (O.F. p.) diminishing

Dira - (O.F. v. fut.) will say, will speak

Discord - (O.F. n.) discord

Dishonore - (O.F. a.) dishonored

Divin - (O.F. a.) divine

Dix - (F. n.) ten

Dixhuit - (F. n.) eighteen

Dogmion - (O.F. n.) religious dogma

Doit - (O.F. n.) debt

Domestique - (O.F. a.) domesticated, tamed

Dominee - (O.F. v.) dominate, rule over

Donnera - (O.F. v. fut.) will take on, will deliver up

Donne - (O.F. p.) given, bestowed

Donra - (O.F. v. fut.) will break free

Dore - (O.F. a.) guilded, golden

Dormans - (O.F. p.) sleeping

Double - (O.F. a.) double

Douce - (F. a.) sweet

Douleur - (O.F. n.) sorrow, anguish

Dresse - (O.F. p.) raised

Dresseront - (O.F. v. fut.) will dress

Droit/Droict - (O.F. a.) legal, official

Du - (O.F. p.) in, of, from, as, with, etc..

Duc - (O.F. n.) Duke, dutchy

Duelle - (O.F. n.) duel

Duelles - (O.F. n. plur.) rivals

Dur - (O.F. a.) hard, difficult

Durance - (O.F. a.) for a long time

Duumverat - (O.F. n.) combined forces, assembled force

 

OLD FRENCH DICTIONARY

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   The Old French language included many words from Latin and Greek word roots and also regional dialects such as Provencal and and Catalan. You can also check under the classical "class." and figurative "fig." listings in larger modern French dictionaries. Old French can also differ from modern French, since words like "fleuve," which now means "river," also meant "route" or "course," in Old France because rivers were often used as the safest "route" or "course" when travelling between major cities, since roads were poorly maintained, and robbers often waited along these routes. Please keep in mind that many figures of speech such as the "oil and the wine," which does not seem to make much sense today, in those days meant the "good things."

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