forêt

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From Middle French forest, from Old French forest, forès (forest, royal hunting ground), partly from Frankish *forhist (forest), from Proto-Germanic *furhist- (forest, timber of firs), from *furhō (pine, fir), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷu- (tree, oak, pine), and partly from Medieval Latin foresta (royal hunting ground, banned lands), from Latin forestis (silva) (outside (woods)). Displaced native Old French selve (forest), from Latin silva (forest, wood). Cognate with Old High German forst (forest), Old English fyrhþ (woodland, game preserve). More at forest.

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forêt f (plural forêts)

  1. forest

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French forest, forès (forest, royal hunting ground), partly of Germanic origin, and partly from Medieval Latin foresta (royal hunting ground, banned lands).

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forêt f (plural forêts)

  1. forest