voile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman veil, Old French voil

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voile (plural voiles)

  1. A light, translucent cotton fabric used for making curtains and dresses.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From an Old French voil, veil, from Latin vēlum.

Noun[edit]

voile m (plural voiles)

  1. (countable) veil
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French voile, veile, veille, from Vulgar Latin vēla, from the plural of Latin vēlum.

Noun[edit]

voile f (plural voiles)

  1. (countable) sail
    Hissons la grande voile, matelots !
    Raise the mainsail, seamen!
  2. (uncountable, sports) sailing.
    La voile, il n'y a rien de mieux pour se détendre ! J'en ai fait tout le week-end.
    Sailing, there's nothing better for relaxing! I did it all weekend.
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French

Noun[edit]

voile m (invariable)

  1. voile

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Noun[edit]

voile f (oblique plural voiles, nominative singular voile, nominative plural voiles)

  1. sail (large piece of fabric attached to the mast of a watercraft)

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