Oiseau
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Oiseau

French

Etymology

c. 1100, from Middle French oyseau, from Old French oisel, from Late Latin aucellus, contraction of Vulgar Latin *avicellus, diminutive of Latin avis, from Proto-Italic *awis, from Proto-Indo-European *h?éwis. Compare Italian uccello, Occitan aucèl, Catalan ocell/aucell, Walloon oujhea, Gallo ouézai, Norman ouaîsé, Franco-Provençal usél, Friulian uciel, Sicilian aceddu, Neapolitan auciello.

Compare also with oie ("goose"), itself derived from avis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wa.zo/
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  • (Louisiana) IPA(key): [zw?zo], [zozo]

Noun

oiseau m (plural oiseaux)

  1. bird

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Antillean Creole: zwazo
  • Haitian Creole: zwazo
  • Louisiana Creole French: zozo, zwazo
  • Mauritian Creole: zwazo
  • Seychellois Creole: zwazo

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