jouel

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *jocale (graceful object) from Latin iocus (game; playing; joke).

Noun[edit]

jouel m (oblique plural joueus, nominative singular joueus, nominative plural jouel)

  1. jewel
  2. (figuratively) treasure; an object or person of beauty
    Avec li, un gent jouel
    Agnes sa fille
    With him, a beautiful treasure
    Agnes, his daughter

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: joia (borrowed)
  • Danish: juvel (borrowed)
  • English: jewel (borrowed)