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Does anyone know or use the word "attentat?"

  1. esja profile image71
    esjaposted 2 years ago

    Does anyone know or use the word "attentat?"

  2. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 2 years ago

    Looks like it means murder or a murderous attack.  sad

    1. esja profile image71
      esjaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Came across the word when search for something, thanks for explanation.

  3. annart profile image88
    annartposted 2 years ago

    'Attentat' is a French word meaning 'attempt', usually used to mean an attempt on someone's life or, as RTalloni says, 'a murderous attack'.
    I haven't come across its use in English though.

    1. esja profile image71
      esjaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ann, thanks for the reply and explanation.

  4. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/12543594_f260.jpg

    I believe it is a French word that means attack.

    1. esja profile image71
      esjaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, I learnt a new word today! That is always great for me.

    2. connorj profile image76
      connorjposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed; be vigilant...

  5. alancaster149 profile image84
    alancaster149posted 2 years ago

    As far as I'm aware 'attentat' means assassination as opposed to murder (more sinister). I came across it a long time ago in Austrian and German newspapers when I was in Vienna in the late 60's. It might even be French, for all I know. It could well have been 'borrowed' by the Austrians (as they've borrowed many other French as well as Italian words).

 
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