joli

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French joly (considerable, ingenious, agreeable, pretty), from Old French joli, jolif (pretty, smart, joyful, merry), possibly from Old Norse jól (midwinter festival), from Proto-Germanic *jehwlą, *jeulō (Yule, Yule month, December) (more at yule); alternatively from Late Latin *gaudivus (from Latin gaudere, more at joy).

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Adjective[edit]

joli m (feminine jolie, masculine plural jolis, feminine plural jolies)

  1. pretty; cute

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French joli, jolif (pretty, smart, joyful, merry), possibly of Germanic origin; alternatively from Late Latin *gaudivus, from Latin gaudere.

Adjective[edit]

joli m (feminine jolie, masculine plural jolis, feminine plural jolies)

  1. pretty

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

jo +‎ -li

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Conjunction[edit]

joli

  1. if

Usage notes[edit]

May optionally be followed by the conjunction (that).

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier jolif

Adjective[edit]

joli

  1. pretty; cute