Monday, January 17, 2000


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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