foison

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French foison

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foison (plural foisons)

  1. (archaic) an abundance, a rich supply of.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 2 scene 1
      [...] treason, felony, / Sword, pike, knife, gun, or need of any engine, / Would I not have; but nature should bring forth, / Of it own kind, all foison, all abundance, / To feed my innocent people.
  2. (chiefly Scotland) strength, power

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Vulgar Latin fusio, from Latin fūsio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foison f (uncountable)

  1. (dated) abundance, great deal, load
    J'ai foison de copines: I've got plenty of girlfriends.

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

foison f (plural foisons)

  1. much; a lot of

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

foison f (oblique plural foisons, nominative singular foison, nominative plural foisons)

  1. much; a lot of

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