- petipa, marius,
- petit beurre,
- petit bourgeois,
- petit déjeuner,
- petit feu,
- petit four
Origin of petit
ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
Examples from the Web for petit
Petit walks the wire back and forth four times, varying the walks with little routines from time to time.
“I study [sic] the Towers in France when they were being planned,” Petit says.
Paul Winter played the saxophone and Melissa Leo, the actress, read texts written by Petit himself.
Petit says that somebody once told him they understood his reliance on his eyesight, his sense of touch, even his sense of smell.
Petit usually marinates his projects, sometimes for many years.
The petit bleu did not arrive until after the crime was discovered, so the room remained empty.Through the Wall|Cleveland Moffett
By its control of the grand and petit juries it possesses large influence over the administration of justice.Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes|James D. Richardson
Mr. Petit stated, "Nothing can exceed this nave in beauty and gracefulness."The Cathedrals of Great Britain|P. H. Ditchfield
The western environment drives the petit bourgeoisie to demand political home rule or local autonomy in legislative government.The I.W.W.|Paul Frederick Brissenden
Strange to say, the readers of the Petit Moniteur, to whom it was first offered in a serial form, did not like it.
Word Origin for petit
mid-14c., "trifling," from Old French petit "small, little, young, few in numbers" (11c.), probably from stem of Late Latin pitinnus "small," of uncertain origin; it corresponds to no known Latin form and perhaps is from a Celtic root pett- "part, piece, bit" also found in Italian pezza, English piece. Attested as a surname from 1086. Replaced by petty in most usages, except in established forms such as petit bourgeois "conventional middle-class" (1832; used in English by Charlotte Brontë earlier than by Marx or Engels); petit mal (1842, literally "little evil," mild form of epilepsy), and petit four (1884), which in French means "little oven," from Old French four "oven," from Latin furnus.