œil

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • oeil (nonstandard)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French oil, uel, ueil (plural olz, ialz), from Vulgar Latin *oclus, from Latin oculus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃okʷ-, *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

œil m (plural yeux or œils)

  1. eye, organ that is sensitive to light, helping organisms to see (plural yeux)
  2. glyph, rendering of a single character (plural yeux)
  3. eye (of a needle) (plural œils)

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Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

œil m (plural yeulx)

  1. (anatomy) eye