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Old French Dictionary I


   This glossary (I) can provide a valuable reference for French words in general use during the 15th century, including appropriate Latin, Greek, and Castillian references.  New words will be added to this glossary periodically as they become available.

 

OLD FRENCH DICTIONARY

 A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   L

 M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   Y

 

Note: The letter "i" can sometimes be a "y" or a "j"

 

Ignorans - (O.F. a.) ignorant, unknowing, not knowing

Il/Ils - (O.F. p.) he, they, etc..

Illicite - (O.F. a.) illicit, unlawful, loose

Immeurs - (O.F. n.) immersion, commitment, an undertaking

Immortel - (O.F. a.) immortal

Imparfaict - (O.F. a.) imperfect

Impos - (O.F. a.) impossible

Incerte - (O.F. a.) uncertain

Incompetent - (O.F. a.) incompetent, immature

Index - (L. n.) forefinger

Indigne - (O.F. a.) unworthy, base, undignified

Indigne - (O.F. n.) indignity, threatening event

Ineptos - (O.F. a.) inept

Infame - (F. n.) worthlessness, disgrace, infamy

Infelice - (O.F. a.) unlucky, unfortunate

Infernaux - (O.F. a.) infernal

Infidelle - (O.F. n.) a Mohammedan, Muslim, son of Ishmael, Arab

Inique - (L. a.) iniquitous, wicked, evil

Inhabitees - (L. p.) inhabited
         note: from Latin "inhabito" - to inhabit

Inobeissant - (O.F. a.) disobedient

Inondation - (F. n.) inundation, deluge

Inonde - (O.F. p.) inundated, deluged, overwhelmed, drowned

Inscium - (L. a.) ignorant

Insulit - (O.F. a.) harsh, loud, unusual

Insuspect - (O.F. a.) under suspicion, undercover

Intergetez - (O.F. p.) lodged, intertwined

Interpretez - (O.F. p.) interpreting, divining

Invahir - (O.F. n.) an invasion

Invisibles - (O.F. n. plur.) ghosts, spirits

Ir/Iront - (O.F. v.) going angrily, attacking

Ire - (O.F. n.) ire, anger

Is - (O.F. p.) must be

Isles - (O.F. n.) isles, British Isles

Islu - (O.F. p.) issued

Ismaelites - (O.F. n. plur.) Arabs, Muslims, Islamics

Issue - (O.F. n.) issue, coming from, born of

Ister - (L. n.) Danube, Eoster, Ishtar, Babylonian Fertility Goddess

Istra - (L. v.) venture forth, go forth
         note: similar to O.F. "sortira"

Italie - (O.F. n.f.) Italy

 

OLD FRENCH DICTIONARY

 A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   L

  M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   Y

 

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   Old French word references may also be found in modern French dictionaries such as the Cassell's French Dictionary (hardcover edition) and other older texts.  The Old French word definitions may often be found under classical "class." or figurative "fig." definitions.  If you can't find the appropriate definition in the French section of the dictionary, try doing a reverse look-up in the English section.  The 15th century Old French language made heavy use of both Latin and Greek words, and these definitions can be verified by researching the appropriate Latin or Greek dictionaries.

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