Friday, 6 December 2013

Entry: malentendu (n.)

In context: "Marathe's malentendu of live-in."

Definition:   A misunderstanding.

Other: A clean, neat etymology: Etymology:  < French mal entendu (16th cent. in Middle French as adjective and as noun) < mal wrongly (see mal- prefix) + entendu , past participle of entendre to hear, understand (see intend v.).(Show Less)

SNOOT score:  3
 
Page: 1062

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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