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[kawr-ney; French kawr-ne-yuh] /kɔrˈneɪ; French kɔrˈnɛ yə/

[pee-air;; French pyer] /piˈɛər;; French pyɛr/ (Show IPA), 1606–84, French dramatist and poet.
/French kɔrnɛj/
Pierre (pjɛr). 1606–84, French tragic dramatist often regarded as the founder of French classical drama. His plays include Médée (1635), Le Cid (1636), Horace (1640), and Polyeucte (1642)


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