Pays
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Pays
See also: Pays and paÿs

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /pe?z/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -e?z

Verb

pays

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pay

Noun

pays

  1. plural of pay

Anagrams


French

Etymology

From Old French païs, from Late Latin p?g?nsis ("inhabitant of a district"), derived from Latin p?gus ("countryside; district"), from Proto-Indo-European *peh-. See related terms. Cognates include Italian paese. Borrowed into Catalan, Portuguese, and Spanish as país.

See cognates in regional languages in France: Norman payis, Gallo peïs, Picard poaiyis, Bourguignon paiyis, Franco-Provençal payis, Occitan país, Corsican paese.

Pronunciation

Noun

pays m (plural pays)

  1. land, country, region
  2. (politics, geography) country

Derived terms

Further reading


Middle French

Alternative forms

Noun

pays m (plural pays)

  1. land; country; region

Norman

Etymology

From Old French païs, from Late Latin p?g?nsis ("inhabitant of a district"), derived from Latin p?gus ("countryside; district").

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Noun

pays m (plural pays)

  1. (Jersey) country

Derived terms


Portuguese

Noun

pays m (plural payses)

  1. Obsolete spelling of país

Noun

pays m

  1. Obsolete spelling of pais

Spanish

Noun

pays m pl

  1. plural of pay

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