île

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See also: ile, Ile, %ile, and -ile

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ile (1990 spelling reform)
  • isle (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

Originally written isle; from Middle French isle, from Old French isle, from Vulgar Latin *isula, from Classical Latin īnsula. Compare isoler and péninsule.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /il/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

île f (plural îles)

  1. island

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Antillean Creole: zil
  • Haitian Creole: zil, zile
  • Mauritian Creole: zil

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French isle, from Vulgar Latin *isula, from Classical Latin īnsula.

Noun[edit]

île f (plural îles)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey, geography) island

Derived terms[edit]