Archaic Words Listed In Modern Dictionaries

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accroc

“accroc”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

a tear or rip

Audio:

“accroc”

accroire (faire)

“accroire (faire)”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to delude

Audio:

“accroire (faire)”

amarre

“amarre”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

rope, line, cable

Audio:

“amarre”

arpent

“arpent”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

arpent (about an acre)

Audio:

“arpent”

bâiller

“bâiller”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to yawn

Audio:

“bâiller”

bordure

“bordure”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

border, frame

Audio:

“bordure”

bouillie

“bouillie”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

porridge, mush

Audio:

“bouillie”

brâiller

“brâiller”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

(brailler)

English:

to bawl, to yell, to cry

Audio:

“brâiller”

brassée

“brassée”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

armful; load

Audio:

“brassée”

chamailler (se)

“chamailler (se)”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to squabble, to bicker

Audio:

“chamailler (se)”

chasse-galerie

“chasse-galerie”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

Audio:

“chasse-galerie”

chiffonner

“chiffonner”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to crease, to crumple; to bother

Audio:

“chiffonner”

cosse

“cosse”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

a pod or a shell

Audio:

“cosse”

débarras

“débarras”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

riddance

Audio:

“débarras”

décharné(e)

“décharné(e)”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

English:

squeletal, emaciated

Audio:

“décharné(e)”

défiler

“défiler”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to unstring

Audio:

“défiler”

dégourdir (se)

“dégourdir (se)”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to bring the circulation back to

Audio:

“dégourdir (se)”

délasser (se)

“délasser (se)”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to relax

Audio:

“délasser (se)”

dévaller

“dévaller”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to descend; to hurtle down (modern)

Audio:

“dévaller”

douillet(te)

“douillet(te)”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

English:

weak; having a low pain threshold

Audio:

“douillet(te)”

échevelé(e)

“échevelé(e)”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

English:

tousled, dishevelled

Audio:

“échevelé(e)”

éclat

“éclat”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

kindling; a burst of laughter

Audio:

“éclat”

encrassé(e)

“encrassé(e)”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

English:

filthy, encrusted

Audio:

“encrassé(e)”

épluchure

“épluchure”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

peelings, scraps

Audio:

“épluchure”

erre

“erre”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

headway

Audio:

“erre”

établi

“établi”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

a work table

Audio:

“établi”

farci

“farci”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

dressing; stuffing

Audio:

“farci”

faufiler

“faufiler”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to tack; to inch one’s way into or through

Audio:

“faufiler”

fouler

“fouler”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to sprain or strain one’s ankle; to shrink clothes

Audio:

“fouler”

frette

“frette”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

a ring

Audio:

“frette”

fringale

“fringale”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

hunger pains

Audio:

“fringale”

gronder

“gronder”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to discipline

Audio:

“gronder”

hucher

“hucher”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to yell or shout (for)

Audio:

“hucher”

japper

“japper”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to bark

Audio:

“japper”

luette

“luette”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

epiglotis

Audio:

“luette”

mailloche

“mailloche”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

a large mallet

Audio:

“mailloche”

matou

matou”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

a male cat (uncastrated)

Audio:

“matou”

pâmer (se)

“pâmer (se)”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to die of laughter

Audio:

“pâmer (se)”

piler

“piler”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to pile

Audio:

“piler”

pincée

“pincée”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

a pinch

Audio:

“pincée”

plantain

“plantain”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

plantain

Audio:

“plantain”

pouffer

pouffer

type de mot:

verbe

définition:

éclater de rire

exemple:

se pouffer de rire

français standard:

anglais:

to burst into laughter

le mot parlé:

pouffer


restant

“restant”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

left-overs

Audio:

“restant”

roter

“roter”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to belch or to burp

Audio:

“roter”

surpasser

“surpasser”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to be surprised or astonished

Audio:

“surpasser”

tapoter

“tapoter”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to tap, to drum lightly

Audio:

“tapoter”

tison

“tison”

Word type:

noun

Modern French:

English:

embers

Audio:

“tison”

tortiller

“tortiller”

Word type:

verb

Modern French:

English:

to twist

Audio:

“tortiller”

vaillant(e)

“vaillant(e)”

Word type:

adjective

Modern French:

English:

vigorous; hearty

Audio:

“vaillant(e)”

voire

“voire”

Word type:

adverb

Modern French:

English:

Audio:

“voire”

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