Monday, January 17, 2000

jadis

The French word of the day is jadis.  It means of long ago, formerly.  This word's etymology is interesting. It comes from an old French expression "ja a dis," meaning roughly "it has been days."  Ja is a form of the modern word déjà, a stands for "il y a," and dis means "days," as in lundi, mardi, etc.
  • Cette ville a conservé sa splendeur de jadis.
This town has kept its former splendor.

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