puis

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *postius, a Vulgar Latin comparative of Latin post.[1] Compare Portuguese pois, Spanish pues, Italian poi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

puis

  1. then

Related terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

puis

  1. and

Verb[edit]

puis

  1. (archaic or literary) first-person singular present indicative of pouvoir
    • 2000, Jean-François Parot, L'énigme des Blancs-Manteaux, JC Lattès 2012, p. 24:
      —Monsieur, dit-il, je vous salue et vous serais obligé de m'indiquer si je puis être reçu par M. de Sartine.
      ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘I bid you good-day, and would be obliged if you could tell me whether I might be received by M. Sartine.’

Usage notes[edit]

  • Now generally used only in the highly formal inverted question form (puis-je "may I"). A common alternative is Est-ce que je peux or more simply in a colloquial context: Je peux or J'peux (pronunced /ʃpø/).

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009, Jacqueline Picoche; Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert:

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puis

  1. genitive singular of pus

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
puis phuis bpuis
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle French[edit]

Preposition[edit]

puis

  1. since; after (with respect to time)
    • circa 1369, Jean Froissart, Chroniques:
      Oncques puis la mort de son frere, il n'y vint
      Never since the death of his brother has he gone there

Noun[edit]

puis m (plural puis)

  1. well (manmade hole from which water is drawn)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin puteus.

Noun[edit]

puis m (oblique plural puis, nominative singular puis, nominative plural puis)

  1. well (place from which water is drawn)

Descendants[edit]