[per-doo, -dyoo, per-]
- hidden; concealed; obscured.
- Obsolete. a soldier assigned to a very dangerous mission or position.
Origin of perdu
1585–95; < French: lost, past participle of perdre < Latin perdere to lose
- Mont [mawn] /mɔ̃/, French name of Monte Perdido.
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Examples from the Web for perdus
Situated amongst the mountains of Anvergne, this hospital is a certain refuge for perdus, travellers who have lost their way.
Cotgrave has enfans perdus, "perdus; or the forlorne hope of a campe (are commonly gentlemen of companies)."The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
- obsolete (of a soldier) placed on hazardous sentry duty
- obsolete (of a soldier) placed in a hazardous ambush
- (of a person or thing) hidden or concealed
- obsolete a soldier placed on hazardous sentry duty
- obsolete a soldier placed in a hazardous ambush
C16: via French: lost, from perdre to lose, from Latin perdere to destroy
- Mont Perdu the French name for (Monte) Perdido
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