foys

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French fois.

Noun[edit]

foys f (plural foys)

  1. time; occasion; occurrence
    • Ceste oraison dicte par quatre foys, & autant par nous taisiblement murmurée, chascun pour se purger se lava les mains d’eau de fontaine vive (L'Arcadie-Trad-Massin, published 1544, Paris)
      We repeated this four times under our breaths; then each one of us cleansed our hands in the water from the fountain.