Martin Guerre Vocab

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(reprendre) la dot

dowry

le coffre

chest, trunk

le blé, le millet, l'orge

wheat, millet, barley

la semence; semer

seeds for planting; to seed

(jeter) un sort

(cast) a curse

une sorcière fait de la magie

witch, sorceress does magic

le curé (bénir, marier, absoudre)

parish priest (bless, marry, absolve)

faire la messe

perform mass

un boeuf, des boeufs

ox(en)

le revenu des arpentes

the earnings from acres

un coussin

pillow, cushion

une plume

feather (quill pen)

un conseiller

counselor (maitre = honorific for lawyer)

les noces (porter un guirlande)

wedding festivities (wear a garland)

le parlement

parliament

exorciser un démon (le diable)

exorcize a demon (the devil)

se moquer de

make fun of

la Chandeleur

winter holiday celebrating Jesus' presentation to temple

un don

gift (doué = gifted)

une chandelle, une bougie

candle

le tissu

fabric

doubler; la doublure

to line; the lining

des fantômes, des revenants

phantoms, ghosts

le chagrin

grief, sorrow

la grange

barn

le cordonnier

shoemaker

chausser

to wear a size of shoe (Je chausse une 39)

coudre des chausses

sew breeches

avouer & pardonner

admit & forgive

en haut

upstairs

se méfier de

to be mistrustful of

se fier à

to trust in

le procès

trial

la cicatrice

scar

le témoin; témoigner; le témoignage

witness; to witness; testimony

mentir; un menteur; une menteuse; un mensonge

to lie; liar; a lie

jurer; un juron

to swear; a swear word

froncer les sourcils

wrinkle the eyebrows (to frown)

un bouton poilu

a hairy mole

aveugle; aveugler

blind; to blind

décroitre, raccourcir, réduire, rétrécir

decrease, shorten, reduce, shrink

accroitre, agrandir, allonger

increase, grow, lengthen

pendre

to hang

un échafaud

scaffold

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