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Old French Keyword Dictionary (V)


   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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Note: The letter "v" can sometimes be a "u"

 

Vague - (O.F. n.) wave

Vaguera - (O.F. v. fut.) will wander

Vain - (O.F. p.) in vain

Vaincue - (O.F. a.) vanquished, defeated

Valliant - (O.F. a.) valiant

Vapir - (O.F. n.) vapor, mist, thought, a mental conception

Vastant - (O.F. v. fut.) will lay waste, will destroy

Vaste - (O.F. a.) vast

Vaultort - (O.F. a.) alternate

Vendu - (O.F. v.) cost

Vengeance - (O.F. n.) vengeance

Vengera - (O.F. v. fut.) will avenge

Venin - (F. n.) venom, bitterness

Venise/Venus - (O.F. n.) Venus, Venice, Kingdom of Italy

Ventre - (F. n.) belly, womb

Vents - (O.F. n.) venting, shouting, complaints, slanders

Venus - (O.F. n.) Venus, Venice, Kingdom of Italy

Verb/Verbe - (O.F. n.) word, Holy Word

Verra/Verront - (O.F. v. fut.) will see, will meet

Verrifique - (O.F. n.) establishment, founding

Vers - (O.F. a.) nearby, around, in the presence of, etc..

Verser - (F. v.) put, place

Versus - (O.F. n. plur.) verses, poems

Vertueux - (F. a.) virtuous

Vestule - (O.F. n.) vestal virgin

Veufve - (O.F. p.) abandoned, left, divorced

Vexee - (O.F. p.) vexed, halted, ended

Vexer - (O.F. v.) vex, end, halt

Victeur - (O.F. n.) victory

Victime - (O.F. n.) victim, animal for sacrifice

Victoire - (O.F. n.) victory

Vie - (O.F. n.) life, living

Vieille/Vieillart - (F. a.) old, aged, old person

Viendra/Viendront - (O.F. v. fut.) will come, will become, will start, will begin to

Vierge - (O.F. n.) virgin

Vieux - (O.F. n.) old, elder, old person

Vif - (O.F. p.) instantly

Vigilance - (F. n.) vigilance

Vilain - (O.F. n.) villain

Vin - (O.F. n.) wine

Vint/Vingt - (O.F. n.) twenty
         note: (in 1666) 66 is three twenties plus 6

Virtu - (F. n.) virtue

Vis-a-Vis - (O.F. a.) face-to-face, opposing

Visage - (O.F. p.) looking, appearing

Vise - (O.F. v.) close in

Visibles - (O.F. a.) visible

Vitupere - (O.F. n.) blame, dishonor

Vivront/Vivre - (O.F. v. fut.) will live

Voguera - (O.F. v. fut.) will embark, will invoke, will pray

Voiant - (O.F. p.) witnessing

Voilles - (O.F. n. pl.) sails, ships, sea attacks, sailings

Voir - (F. p.) to see, to witness

Voix - (O.F. p.) seen

Voix - (O.F. n.) voice, animal noise

Voluptueux - (O.F. a.) immaculate

Voudra/Vouldrant - (O.F. v. fut.) will desire, will want

Voulant - (O.F. v. fut.) will want, will desire

Voyage - (F. n.) voyage

Voyant - (F. p.) viewing, seeing, witnessing

Vueille - (O.F. v.) wanting, desiring

Vuides - (O.F. a.) vacant

Vulgus - (O.F. n.) the vulgar

 

OLD FRENCH DICTIONARY

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  M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   Y

 

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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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