toise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French toise.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toise (plural toises)

  1. a former French unit of length, corresponding to about 1.949 metres
    • 1997: the greater its speed, the less visible it grows, until at around a Thousand Toises per Minute, it vanishes entirely — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French teise (cognate with Italian tesa), from Latin tesa (brachia) (outstretched (arms)), from tendere (stretch).

Noun[edit]

toise f (plural toises)

  1. toise
  2. height gauge

Etymology 2[edit]

Conjugated form of toiser

Verb[edit]

toise

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

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

toise f (genitive toise, nominative plural toisí)

  1. size, measure, measurement
  2. dimension

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
toise thoise dtoise
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Derived terms[edit]