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Meaning of "La Fontaine" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LA FONTAINE

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PRONUNCIATION OF LA FONTAINE

La Fontaine play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LA FONTAINE

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La Fontaine is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LA FONTAINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Jean de La Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages. According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo. A set of postage stamps celebrating La Fontaine and the Fables was issued by France in 1995.

Definition of La Fontaine in the English dictionary

The definition of La Fontaine in the dictionary is Jean de. 1621–95, French poet, famous for his Fables.

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Synonyms and antonyms of La Fontaine in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «La Fontaine» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LA FONTAINE

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The translations of La Fontaine from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «La Fontaine» in English.

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拉封丹
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La Fontaine
570 millions of speakers

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La Fontaine
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ला फॉनटेन
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Translator English - Arabic

لافونتين
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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লা ফন্টাইন
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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Translator English - Japanese

ラ·フォンテーヌ
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라 폰테인
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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லா ஃபோண்டேன்
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ला फॉनटेन
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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La Fontaine
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Trends of use of La Fontaine

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LA FONTAINE»

The term «La Fontaine» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.797 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LA FONTAINE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about La Fontaine

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LA FONTAINE»

Discover the use of La Fontaine in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to La Fontaine and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary ...
Persuasively argued, this is an authoritative and scholarly account of an emotive issue.
Jean La Fontaine, 1998
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The Complete Fables of La Fontaine: A New Translation in Verse
Despite la Fontaine’s deceptively modest claim that all he intended was to put the moral tales of Aesop and other ancient fabulists into poetry for the pleasure of Louis XIV’s young son, his real accomplishment, as later generations ...
Jean de la Fontaine, 2013
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The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine
Norman R. Shapiro has been translating La Fontaines fables for over twenty years, capturing the original works lively mix of plain and archaic language. _x000B__x000B_This newly complete translation is destined to set the English standard ...
Jean La Fontaine, 2007
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The Craft of La Fontaine
Maya Slater brings to light veiled satirical attacks, allusion to forgotten works and literature, and traces the obscure currents of thought, all this in the service of explicating the "fable" element.
Maya Slater, 2000
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La Fontaine's Complete Tales in Verse: An Illustrated and ...
Though they were first written over 300 years ago, this is the first complete English translation of Jean de La Fontaine's comedic classic Contes et nouvelles en vers.
Jean de La Fontaine, Randolph Paul Runyon, 2008
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Fifty Fables of La Fontaine
Engravings enhance sevennteenth-century French tales that, inspired by Aesop, offer moral lessons
Jean de La Fontaine, 1997
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Journey from Paris to the Limousin: Letters to Madame de La ...
The detailed Notes contribute to the scholarly usefulness of this edition. The book should appeal to all lovers of La Fontaine and to those interested in the Grand Siecle and the era of Louis XIV."--BOOK JACKET.
Jean de La Fontaine, Marie Héricart de La Fontaine, Robert W. Berger, 2008
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Reading Undercover: Audience and Authority in Jean de La ...
This study examines author/audience relations in the works of the seventeenth-century French poet Jean de La Fontaine.
Anne Lynn Birberick, 1998
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The fables of La Fontaine, tr. by E. Wright
Yon shall know by-and-by," replied La Fontaine ; and at last, when they had reached a retired place, he said, " My friend, we must fight." Poignant, still more surprised, sought to know in what he had offended him, and moreover represented to ...
Jean de La Fontaine, J W M. Gibbs, 1880
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Doré's Illustrations for the Fables of La Fontaine
This volume includes all 84 full-page plates plus a selection of 39 vignettes from a rare, early edition and depicts, among others, scenes from "The Wolf and the Lamb," "Tircis and Amarante," and "Ulysses' Companions."
Gustave Doré, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LA FONTAINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term La Fontaine is used in the context of the following news items.
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On the record - The Star Press
Dissolution of marriage. Brock Smith, Muncie, vs. Kara Scott, La Fontaine. Lee J. Richardson, Muncie, vs. Michelle Lee Richardson, Muncie. «Muncie Star Press, Jul 15»
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Montreal's Mile End: Walk, drink, eat in this cosmopolitan Canadian …
Photo by Allison Alsup -- With its tree-lined paths and grassy banks, La Fontaine Park offers the perfect spot for picnics and sunning. Photo by ... «The New Orleans Advocate, Jul 15»
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The Disturbing Pseudo-Intellectualism of China's Xi Jinping | The …
By reading Montaigne, La Fontaine, Molière, Stendhal, Balzac, Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, George Sand, Flaubert, Alexandre Dumas, fils, ... «The Diplomat, Jul 15»
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Voix en Vigne 2015 at Chateau Roubine
According to Veronique Leray: “Hoffenbach, like Molière and La Fontaine, is a timeless author!” Thus, she has staged the incredible adventures ... «YesICannes.com, Jul 15»
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Another deadly weekend on Quebec roads
... Val-d'Or, Quebec City, Lac-aux-Sables, Thetford Mines, St. Cyprien de Napierville and just outside the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel. «CJAD, Jul 15»
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A round-up of art shows in the region this Eid
Exhibited in La Fontaine, a 150-year-old building in Manama's old souq, the photographs are a stunning contrast to their environment. «The National, Jul 15»
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Lady Gaga Sings Cover Of Edith Piaf's 'La Vie En Rose'
Lady Gaga recently sang a cover of Edith Piaf's "La Vie En Rose" at Copenhagen's oldest jazz club, La Fontaine. The singer made the surprise ... «RTT News, Jul 15»
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Lady Gaga reminds us how truly talented she is with a surprise …
While in Denmark for the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Lady Gaga stopped by one of the oldest jazz clubs in the area, La Fontaine — and we're ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
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Rosanne Philippens: Szymanowski CD review – a violinist to watch
He provides playful piano cascades in La Fontaine d'Aréthuse and insistent ripples in Narcisse, in which Philippens's languid violin line does ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Luxembourg: Vehicle ablaze in Limpertsberg following 'loud bang'
The incident happened at about 10.20pm on Rue Ignace de la Fontaine in the Limpertsberg district. Firefighters rushed to the scene and ... «Luxemburger Wort - English Edition, Jul 15»

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