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Old French Keyword Dictionary (P)


   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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Pacifique - (F. a.) peaceful, at peace

Pain - (O.F. n.) bread

Paix - (O.F. n.) peace, calm

Palais - (O.F. n.) palace

Pampon - (O.F. a.) doubtful

Par - (O.F. p.) by, for, because, through, etc..

Parc - (O.F. n.) peaceful feeling, park, peaceful place

Parenz - (O.F. n.) kinsmen

Parfin - (O.F. p.) in the end, when all is done, at last, etc..

Parfondera - (O.F. n.) will strike, will knock

Parler - (O.F. v.) speak, talk

Parpaignan/Parpignan - (O.F. n.) wall, rampart, buttress

Parque - (O.F. a.) parked, surrounded, hemmed in, enclosed, beseiged

Pars - (O.F. n. plur.) places

Part/Parte - (O.F. n.) part, portion

Partira - (O.F. v. fut.) will depart

Parviendra - (O.F. v. fut.) will arrive, will attain, will come

Pasle - (O.F. a.) pale

Passe/Passez - (O.F. p.) is over and passed

Passera - (O.F. v. fut.) will pass

Pasteur - (O.F. n.) Louis Pasteur, pastor, shepherd, pope, etc..

Patron - (O.F. n.) supporter

PAU - (O.F. n.) Pau, Henry IV of Navarre

Pause - (O.F. n.) pause

Pauvres - (O.F. a.) poor

Pavillon - (O.F. n.) pavillion, royal house, royal colors or crest

Pax Ney Loron - (O.F. n.) peace not bound, (anagram of "Napolyon Rex")

Peines - (O.F. n. plur.) pains

Pellix/Pellices - (O.F. n.) seductress, mistress, prostitute, concubine

Pelte - (O.F. n.) shield

Pempotam - (O.F. a.) all powerful

Pendu - (O.F. p.) hanging

Pense - (O.F. n.) expectation

Penultiesme - (O.F. a.) next to the last

Percera - (O.F. v. fut.) will pierce

Perdra - (O.F. v.) will cast off

Perdu - (O.F. a.) lost

Pere - (O.F. n.) father, priest, friar, brother

Perfetant - (O.F. n.) chaos

Perhume - (O.F. p.) before him

Perille - (O.F. n.) peril

Perplex - (O.F. n.) problem, entanglement

Perse - (O.F. n.) Persia, Iran, Middle East

Personnaige - (O.F. n.) person

Perspective - (O.F. n.) perspective, viewpoint

Pert - (O.F. n.) loss

Pescheur - (O.F. n.) sin, tribulation

Peste/Pestifere - (O.F. n.) terrible conditions, torment, storms, pestilence

Petit - (O.F. a.) small, tiny

Peu - (O.F. a.) little, few

Peut - (O.F. a.) nervously, not confidently

Peuple - (O.F. n.) people

Peyne - (O.F. n.) punishment

Phalange - (O.F. n.) phalanx, square defense line

Phebes - (O.F. n.) the Moon

Phybe - (O.F. n.) Innocent Monarch

Picquant - (O.F. a.) harshly

Pieds - (O.F. n. plur.) foot kicks

Pierre - (O.F. n.) stone, rock, Peter, St. Peter

Pierre - (O.F. a.) stoic, linen

Pille - (O.F. n.) pillage

Piques - (O.F.n. plur.) pikemen

Piramid - (O.F.n.) pyramid

Pire - (O.F. p.) worse

Piteux - (F. a.) pitiful

Place - (O.F. n.) place

Plaint/Plainct - (O.F. n.) complaint, dissatisfaction, lamentation

Plaisant - (O.F. a.) pleasant, pleased

Plaisir - (F. n.) pleasure, solace

Plenitude - (O.F. a.) full, bright, shimmering

Pleurs - (O.F. n.) tears, crying, rain

Pliera - (O.F. v. fut.) will bend, will unfold, will form anew

Plonger - (O.F. v.) dive into

Pluie/Pluye - (O.F. n.f.) rain, storm, rainstorm, tempest

Plus - (O.F. a.) more, greater, closer

Plusiers - (O.F. p.) many, a great number

Pluspart - (O.F. p.) most part

Poignard - (O.F. n.) a pointed dagger, knife, blade, etc..

Point/Poinct - (O.F. n.) point, spear point, idea, concept

Poison - (F. n.) poison

Poisson - (O.F. n.) fish, submarine, aquatic vehicle

Pole/Polle - (O.F. n.) pole, axis, satellite, outpost, point of origin

Police - (O.F. n.) orders, government

Politique - (O.F. n.) politics, government

Pont - (F. n.) bridge

Pont/Pontife - (O.F. n.) pontiff, pope, prelate, bishop

Port - (O.F. n.) seaport, demeanor

Portera - (O.F. v. fut.) will carry, will be carried

Ports - (O.F. n. plur.) ports, harbors

Pose - (O.F. p.) positioned, repositioned

Poser - (O.F. v.) put, place

Posthume - (O.F. p.) after him

Poudre - (O.F. n.) powder, dust

Poulse - (O.F. n.) thrust, jolt

Pour - (O.F. p.) for, because of, due to, etc..

Poursuivre - (O.F. v.) pursue

Pouss - (O.F. v.) repulse

Predecesseurs - (O.F. n. plur.) predecessors

Prelat - (O.F. n) prelate, bishop

Premier - (O.F. p.) first, premier

Prendra - (O.F. v. fut.) will take, will complete

Pres - (O.F. a.) near

Presque - (O.F. p.) close, near

Prescript - (O. F. n.) guilded script

Prest - (O.F. p.) ready. prepared

Prestres - (O.F. n. plur.) priests

Pretendoit - (O.F. p.) pretending

Primat - (O.F. n.) pope, primate, human kind

Prin - (O.F. a.) thin

Prince - (O.F. n.) prince

Principaux - (O.F. n.) principals, leaders

Pris/Prins/Prinz/Prinse - (O.F. a.) taken, seized, captured, held, removed, isolated

Prochain - (O.F. p.) nigh, near

Proche - (O.F. a.) near, close by

Procree - (L. n.) offspring

Procul - (L. n.) far away

Prodigieux - (O.F. a.) prodigious, unexpected, surprising

Proditeur - (F. n.) traitor

Profanum - (O.F. n.) the profane

Profond - (O.F. a.) deep, remote

Promis - (O.F. p.) promised

Promontoire - (O.F. n.) a promontory, monument, peninsula

Prononcee - (O.F. n.) pronounced, presented

Prophete - (O.F. n.) prophet

Prophetie - (O.F. n.) prophecies

Propin - (O.F. n.) proper place, native abode

Propre - (O.F. a.) one's own

Prospera - (O.F. v. fut.) will prosper, will produce

Prostera - (O.F. v. fut.) will prostrate, will lower oneself, will bow

Prouve - (O.F. a.) proper, official, proven

Province - (O.F. n.) province

Pugne - (O.F. n.) fight, battle

Puis - (O.F. a.) then, this is when
         note: "then" - a contraction of "this is when"

Punic/Punique - (O.F. a.) Punic, Carthaginian

Punis - (O.F. p.) punished

Puy - (O.F. n.) a water well

Pyrates - (O. F. n. plur.) pirates

 

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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