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cauchemar

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It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.
Thomas γ Kempis
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French

Etymology

From cauchier (press) (from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] calcare) + Old Picard mare (from Middle Dutch mare (phantom, spirit, nightmare)).

Pronunciation

Noun

cauchemar m. (plural cauchemars)

  1. nightmare

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