troubadour

troubadour
\ \ [18] A troubadour is etymologically someone who ‘finds’ – that is, ‘composes’ – songs. The word comes via French troubadour from Provençal trobador, a derivative of the verb trobar (whose modern French equivalent is trouver). This seems originally to have meant ‘compose’, and later to have shifted its semantic ground via ‘invent’ to ‘find’. It is not known for certain where it came from, but one theory traces it back via a Vulgar Latin *tropāre to Latin tropusfigure of speech’ (source of English trope [16]). This in turn was borrowed from Greek tróposturn’, a relative of English trophy and tropic. If this is so, its ancestral meaning would be ‘use figures of speech’.
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  • troubadour — [ trubadur ] n. m. • 1575; a. provenç. trobador « trouveur », de trobar « trouver, composer » 1 ♦ Poète lyrique courtois de langue d oc aux XIIe et XIIIe s. ⇒ jongleur, ménestrel. Trouvères et troubadours. « cette divinisation de la femme, d où… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Troubadour — Sm Sänger std. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. troubadour, dieses aus prov. trobador, zu prov. trobar, afrz. trover dichten , eigentlich finden .    Ebenso nndl. troubadour, ne. troubadour, nfrz. troubadour, nschw. trubadur, nisl.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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  • Troubadour — Trou ba*dour , n. [F. troubadour, fr. Pr. trobador, (assumed) LL. tropator a singer, tropare to sing, fr. tropus a kind of singing, a melody, song, L. tropus a trope, a song, Gr. ? a turn, way, manner, particular mode in music, a trope. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • troubadour — 1727, from Fr. troubadour one of a class of lyric poets in southern France, eastern Spain, and northern Italy 11c. 13c., from O.Prov. trobador, from trobar to find, earlier invent a song, compose in verse, probably from V.L. *tropare compose,… …   Etymology dictionary

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