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perdu

or perdue

[per-doo, -dyoo, per-] /pərˈdu, -ˈdyu, pɛr-/
adjective
1.
hidden; concealed; obscured.
noun
2.
Obsolete. a soldier assigned to a very dangerous mission or position.
Origin of perdu
1585-1595
1585-95; < French: lost, past participle of perdre < Latin perdere to lose
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perdu

/ˈpɜːdjuː/
adjective
1.
(obsolete) (of a soldier) placed on hazardous sentry duty
2.
(obsolete) (of a soldier) placed in a hazardous ambush
3.
(of a person or thing) hidden or concealed
noun
4.
(obsolete) a soldier placed on hazardous sentry duty
5.
(obsolete) a soldier placed in a hazardous ambush
Word Origin
C16: via French: lost, from perdre to lose, from Latin perdere to destroy

Perdu

/pɛrdy/
noun
1.
Mont Perdu, the French name for (Monte) Perdido
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