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Old French Keyword Dictionary (T)


   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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Ta - (O.F. p. f.) your, thy

Table - (O.F. n.) table

Tainct - (F. a.) stained, tainted, linked

Taire - (O.F. n.) silence

Tard - (O.F. a.) tardy, late

Taureau - (O.F. n.) bull

Taurer - (O.F. n.) a papal bull

Te - (O.F. p.) thee

Teccon - (O.F. n.) wise fox, craftsman

Teffroy - (O.F. n.) terror, fright

Teinct - (F. a.) stained

Tel/Telle - (O.F. n.) such, the like, the equal

Temerite - (O.F. n.) haste

Temp - (O.F. n.) time

Tempest - (O.F. n.) tempest

Tempiera - (O.F. v.) temporarily experience

Temple - (O.F. n.) temple

Tempre - (O.F. a.) quickly, swiftly

Tenu - (F. p.) held

Terme - (F. n.) term

Terre/Terra - (O.F. n.) land, mainland, earth, soil, ground, island, etc.

Terrestre - (O.F. a.) terrestrial, land going

Territoire - (O.F. n.) territory

Tes - (O.F. p.) thy, thine

Tesmoing - (O.F. v.) witness, verify

Teste - (F. n.) head, brain, cleverness

Theatre - (O.F. n.) theater, Roman amphitheater

Thesin - (O.F. n.) a key position

Throsne - (O.F. n.) throne

Thuille - (O.F. n.) tiles, thuileries (tileworks), Tuileries Palace

Thuse - (O.F. n.) tube

Tiendra - (O.F. v. fut.) will take, will hold

Tiens - (O.F. p.) yours, thine

Tiers - (O.F. a.) third, the Third Order (Dominicans)

Tiltre - (O.F. v.) tittle, to go back, to complete, to avenge

Timide - (F. a.) timid, tame

Tombe - (O.F. n.) tomb, grave

Ton - (O.F. p.) thy, thine, their

Tosquan - (O.F. n.) Tuscan

Tost - (O.F. a.) swiftly, quickly

Tour - (F. n.) tower, skyscraper

Tournera - (O.F. v. fut.) will turn, will return

Tous/Toute - (F. a.) total, all

Toy - (O.F. p.) you, thee

Tradiment - (O.F. n.) treachery

Trahira - (O.F. v. fut.) will betray

Tranche - (O.F. n.) slicing, blood flowing

Tranner - (O.F. v.) swim across, cross over
         note: from Latin "trano, tranner" - to swim across

Tranquil - (O.F. a.) tranquil

Translate - (O.F. v.) exchange

Transmis - (O.F. p.) transported, carried

Trappe - (O.F. n.) a great troop, an army

Treisner - (F. n.) a difficult action, difficult assault
         note: from Old French "traisner" - to move with great difficulty, drag

Trembler - (O.F. v.) tremble, shake

Tremblant - (O.F. v. fut.) will tremble, will shake

Trespas - (O.F. n.) passing, death, departing

Trestous - (O.F. a.) each and every one

Tributaire - (O.F. n.) tributary, province, those paying tribute or taxes

Triomphe - (O.F. n.) triumph

Trois - (O.F. n.) three

Trois Lys - (O.F. n.) Fluer de Lis

Trompette - (O.F. n.) trumpet

Trop - (O.F. p.) too, too much, overly

Trou - (O.F. n.) peep-hole, spy glass

Troubler - (O.F. v.) trouble

Troupe - (O.F. n.) many, a company of people

Trouve - (O.F. v. past.) found, opened, revealed

Trouvera/Trouveront - (O.F. v. fut.) will find, will prove, will discover

Trucider - (O.F. v.) to strike dead, kill

Tue/Tuer - (O.F. v.) murder, kill

Tumbera - (O.F. v. fut.) will tumble, will fall

Tumultuer - (O.F. n.) tumult, disorder

Tyrannie - (O.F. n.) tyranny

Tyrans - (O.F. n.) tyrants, tyranny

 

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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