renverse

transitive verb
ren·​verse | \ renˈvərs \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of renverse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: to turn back : reverse, overturn, overthrow

renversé

adjective
ren·​ver·​sé | \ ¦ränˌver¦sā \

Definition of renversé (Entry 2 of 2)

: consisting of or accompanied by a bending of the head and body from the waist while turning in ballet : reversed a renversé movement

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History and Etymology for renverse

Transitive verb

Middle French renverser, from re- + enverser to invert, from Old French, from envers upside down, from Latin inversus

Adjective

French, literally, turned back, from past participle of renverser to turn back, from Middle French

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“Renverse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/renverse. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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