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sirvente

play
noun sir·vente \sir-ˈvänt\

Definition of sirvente

plural

sirventes

play \-ˈvänt, -ˈvän(t)s, -ˈven-təs\
  1. :  a usually moral or religious song of the Provençal troubadours satirizing social vices



Variants of sirvente

or

sirventes

play \-ˈven-təs\

Origin and Etymology of sirvente

French, from Occitan sirventes, literally, servant's song, from sirvent servant, from Latin servient-, serviens, present participle of servire to serve


First Known Use: 1819


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