veteran

veteran
veteran (n.) c.1500, "old experienced soldier," from Fr. vétéran, from L. veteranus "old," from vetus (gen. veteris) "old," from PIE *wetus- "year" (Cf. Skt. vatsa- "year," Gk. etos "year," Hittite witish "year," O.C.S. vetuchu "old," O.Lith. vetuЕЎas "old, aged"). L. vetus is the ultimate source of It. vecchio, Fr. vieux, Sp. viejo. General sense of "one who has seen long service in any office or position" is attested from 1590s. The adjective first recorded 1610s.

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  • vétéran — [ veterɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1554; adj. 1540; lat. veteranus, de vetus, veteris « vieux » 1 ♦ Antiq. rom. Soldat de métier ayant de nombreuses années de service. 2 ♦ (1791) Hist. Soldat qui a de longs états de service. « Fier vétéran âgé de quarante ans… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • veteran — VETERÁN, Ă, veterani, e, subst. 1. s.m. Ostaş roman liberat după terminarea serviciului militar şi care obţinea la liberarare o serie de privilegii. 2. s.m. Bărbat (în vârstă) care a participat la unul sau mai multe războaie. 3. s.m. şi f.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Veteran — Vétéran Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Veteran — Sm altgedienter Soldat erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. veterānus, zu l. vetus alt, vormalig, früher .    Ebenso nndl. veteraan, ne. veteran, nfrz. vétéran, nschw. veteran, nnorw. veteran; Vettel. ✎ DF 6 (1983), 171 174;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • veteran — VETERAN. s. m. Se dit des anciens Officiers, qui aprés avoir servi un certain temps joüissent encore des prerogatives de leurs charges. Il est veteran. il joüit des droits de veteran. il a sa place comme veteran. lettres de veteran. dans les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Veteran — Vet er*an, a. [L. veteranus, from vetus, veteris, old; akin to Gr. ? year, Skr. vatsara. See {Wether}.] Long exercised in anything, especially in military life and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a veteran officer or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veteran — Veteran, WY U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming Population (2000): 28 Housing Units (2000): 16 Land area (2000): 1.338599 sq. miles (3.466955 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.338599 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Veteran, WY — U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming Population (2000): 28 Housing Units (2000): 16 Land area (2000): 1.338599 sq. miles (3.466955 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.338599 sq. miles (3.466955… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Veteran — Vet er*an, n. [L. veteranus (sc. miles): cf. F. v[ e]t[ e]ran.] One who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has had. [1913 Webster] Ensigns that pierced the foe s remotest lines, The hardy veteran with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veteran — I adjective adept, adroit, apt, capable, deft, dexterous, disciplined, experienced, expert, facile, finished, knowing, practiced, proficient, qualified, seasoned, skilled, sophisticated, talented, trained, tried, world wise II noun dean, expert,… …   Law dictionary

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