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   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 DICTIONARY

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Nager - (O.F. p.) swimming, flowing, honorably serving, etc..

Naissance - (O.F. p.) born

Naistra - (O.F. v. fut.) will be born, will be delivered

Nativite - (O.F. n.) nativity, birth

Naturel - (O.F. a.) natural

Navale - (O.F. a.) naval

Navigeant - (O.F. v. fut.) will sail

Nay - (F. n.) birth, born, descent

Ne - (O.F. p.) not

Necessite - (O.F. a.) needy, pressured

Nef - (F. n.) a ship, a religious congregation

Neptune - (O.F. n.) god of the sea

Neuf - (F. n.) nine

Neufve - (O.F. a.f.) new
         see: Cite' Neufve

Noir - (F. a.) black, dark, evil, an evil person

Nom - (O.F. n.) name, number, numerous, famous

Nombril - (O.F. n.) navy

Nommera - (F. v. fut.) will name

Non - (O.F. p.) not

Nonante - (O.F. a.) ninety

Nonchalance - (O.F. a.) nonchalant, careless

Nonnaire - (O.F. n.) convent (Nunnery)

Nopces - (O.F. n.) nuptuals, marriage

Nore - (O.F. n.) daughter-in-law

Nous - (O.F. p.) we, us

Nouveau - (O.F. a.) new

Nova - (O.F. a.) new

Nue - (O.F. a.) nude, exposed, vulnerable

Nuit,Nuict - (O.F. n.) night

Nuls - (O.F. p.)

 

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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