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Old French Keyword Dictionary (R)


   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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Rabaissera - (O.F. v. fut.) will reduce, diminish, cut off

Rabieuse - (O.F. a.) raving

Rachat - (O.F. n.) a self appointed redeemer

Raisons - (O.F. n. plur.) reasons

Ralie - (O.F. v.) rally

Rameaux - (O.F. n. plur.) branches, opportunities, enticements

Rang - (O.F. n.) rank, position

Ranger - (O.F. v.) arrange, control, set straight

Rapine - (O.F. n.) violence

Rapis - (O.F. n.) Paris (anagram)

Rapts - (O.F. n. plur.) attacks, thefts

Ravoir - (O.F. v.) recover, see again

Raze - (F. a.) razed, ruined, shaved

Reb - (O.F. n.) rebel, rebellious king, antichrist

Rebellee - (O.F. p.) rebelling

Rebeller - (O.F. n.) rebellion

Rebours - (O.F. v.) reverse, undo

Receus - (O.F. n.) received

Recouvree - (O.F. p.) recovered, retrieved

Reduict - (O.F. a.) reduced, altered, changed, rebuilt, restored

Rege - (O.F. n.) the regal one, ruler, master

Regne - (O.F. n.) reign, kingdom, nation, realm

Regnera - (O.F. v. fut.) will rule, will reign

Regret - (O.F. n.) regret

Rempli - (O.F. a.) repleted, recompleted, restored, replenished, made new

Rencontrees - (O.F. n. fut.) others, foreigners, other lands

Rendra - (O.F. v. fut.) will render, will be rendered

Renomme - (O.F. n.) renown, fame, influence

Repentir - (O.F. p.) repenting

Repose - (O.F. n.) rest, repose

Reprouvez - (O.F. n.) reproved, condemned

Republique - (O.F. n.) republic

Respandu - (O.F. p.) spread out, poured out

Respiral - (O.F. n.) venting, roaring

Reste - (O.F. p.) the rest, remainder

Resusiter - (O.F. v.) resuscitate, resurrect

Retour - (O.F. p.) returning

Reveue - (O.F. n.) review, military review of troops

Revolu - (O.F. p.) revolved, accomplished, elapsed

Rex - (O.F. n.) Leader, Emperor (not of a Royal bloodline)

Rhin - (O.F. n.) Rhine, Rhineland

Rien - (F. a.) nil, worthless, uncooperative

Rigeur - (O.F. n.) hardship

Rite/Rit - (O.F. n.) ancient or religious rite

Rivera - (O.F. n.) the Spanish leader - Primo de Rivera (Ribera)

Robe - (O.F. n.) robe

Rochat - (O.F. n.) Rock, St. Peter, saint, Prelate

Rochier - (O.F. n.) rock cliffs, rock or stone monoliths (skyscrapers)

Rocs/Rocz - (O.F. n. plur.) stone edifices, churches

Roi - (O.F. n.) Leader, Prime Minister, President, Chairman, etc.

Roigneux - (O.F. a.) cut off, estranged

Romulides - (O.F. n.) Romulus, founder of Rome

Rond - (O.F. a.) round

Rose - (O.F. n.) rose

Rosne - (O.F. n.f.) a great river, Rhone, Rhine, Danube

Rouge - (O.F. n.) red, Reds (Socialists), valuables, Anti-Christians

Rougir - (O.F. v.) redden, to make red

Rougira/Rou-gira - (L. v. fut.) will spin-around, will turn-around
         note: rou-gira (round-gyrate), Latin: gira (revolve, gyrate, turn), Catalan: rodagir (rotate, revolve, turn)

Roustir - (O.F. p.) roasting

Routte - (O.F. p.) routing, ousting

Roy - (O.F. n.) King (the formal title, of Royal blood)

Royal - (O.F. a.) royal

Royne - (O.F. n.) Queen

Rude - (O.F. n.) rude, swearing

Ruinera - (O.F. v. fut.) will ruin, will be ruined

Ruyne - (O.F. n.) ruin

 

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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