pointe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pointe (point, tip).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pointe (uncountable)

  1. (ballet) The tip of the toe; a ballet position executed with the tip of the toe.
    • 2007: Classical dance manages to get along without too many momentous events shuddering beneath its pointe work. — The Guardian 5th Jan 2007, p. 3

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: poin‧te

Etymology[edit]

From French

Noun[edit]

pointe f, m (plural pointes)

  1. (comedy) punchline

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French.

Noun[edit]

pointe

  1. pointe (ballet position)

Declension[edit]

Preferably not inflected. Compound term pointe-asento is used in inflected forms, in which case only asento is inflected.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin puncta, feminine form punctus, perfect passive participle of pungō (I prick).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pointe f (plural pointes)

  1. point
  2. tip, suggestion

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Verb[edit]

pointe

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pointer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of pointer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of pointer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of pointer
  5. second-person singular imperative of pointer

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pointe m (genitive pointe, nominative plural pointí)

  1. dot
  2. (sports, games, mathematics) point
  3. (Gaelic games) point, scored by driving the ball over the crossbar of the goalpost, as opposed to a goal, worth three points, scored by driving the ball under the crossbar
  4. (cricket) point, fielding position between gully and cover

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
pointe phointe bpointe
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.