abeille

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

abeille

  1. Allative plural form of abi.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French abeille, from Old Provençal abelha, from Latin apicula.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Paris) IPA(key): /a.bɛj/
  • (Montreal) IPA(key): /a.bɛːj/
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  • (une abeille, des abeilles) IPA(key): [y.ˈna.bɛːj.de.ˈza.bɛːj]
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  • Homophone: abeilles

Noun[edit]

abeille f (plural abeilles)

A honey bee (abeille) collecting pollen
A solitary bee (abeille)
  1. bee, honeybee
    • 1874, Victor Hugo, Quatre-Vingt-Treize:
      Alors, contentez-vous du travail comme le fourmis, et miel comme l’abeille.
      So be happy with work, like the ant, and honey, like the bee.
    • 2012, Anne-Marie Duquette, L'Action, 10 Sep 2012:
      Chaque ruche, en ce début d'automne, abrite quelque 15 000 abeilles, le «pic» de 50 000 étant atteint vers juillet, la reine pouvant pondre jusqu'à 1500 oeufs par jour.
      Each hive, at the start of autumn, houses some 15,000 bees, with a peak of 50,000 reached by July, the queen laying up to 1,500 eggs per day.
  2. (figuratively) A writer whose style is considered pure like honey.

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honey bee
insect of order hymenoptera

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Occitan abelha, from Latin apicula, diminutive of apis (bee). The native development of apis survived into Old French as ef, later és.

Noun[edit]

abeille f (plural abeilles)

  1. honey bee (Apis mellifera).

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