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Postby Brazilian dude » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:10 pm

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Postby Perry » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:44 am

Does orgulous have a noun or verb form?
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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:59 am

In Portuguese there's the verb orgulhar-se, in Spanish enorgullecerse, in French s'enorgueillir and in Catalan enorgullir-se. Maybe English has something close to that? I don't think so.

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Postby tcward » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:02 pm

I would not be surprised to find orgulant as a noun form. As for verb... we don't have a verb form of 'pride', do we? Or am I being dense this morning...

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:15 pm

Noun form:
Portuguese orgulho
Spanish orgullo
Italian orgoglio
French orgueil
Catalan orgull
Romanian orgoliu

Something close to this?

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Postby skinem » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:20 pm

The only verb form I can think of for pride is "prides"..
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Postby tcward » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:18 pm

Oh yeah. I pride myself in not using it that way.

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Postby tcward » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:25 pm

From Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur:

Also when I remember me how by my default, mine orgule and my pride, that they were both laid full low...


So apparently in the Middle Ages, we had a form of this word in English...

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Postby tcward » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:27 pm

It's funny (to me) how I thought to search for 'orgule', even though I'd never heard of it before... I pronounced the French word BD posted, and spelt it accordingly! :lol:

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