14:28 Mar 1, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Dialect
French term or phrase: Ménude
- Ménude, pècaïre, ménudette...

Expression in a dialogue in a 1930's novel. Guessing it's provençal dialect, as pècaïre is provençal "poor dear" or similar. Thinking it's probably something like "little one" from the Spanish "menudo"?

Any help appreciated.
Rachel Capie Aicard
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dictionnaire provençal-français (1878)
Philippa Smith

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Reference: dictionnaire provençal-français (1878)

Reference information:
This shows an entry for "menudet" in various forms, with one definition as "petit enfant" (like the Occitan "pitchounet" which is still commonly used where I live in Occitanie). So you can safely use variations on "poor little thing" etc.

Philippa Smith
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Asker: Thanks for that Philippa.

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