Suisse

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French Suisse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɥis/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Suisse m or f (plural Suisses, feminine Suissesse)

  1. Swiss person

Usage notes[edit]

The traditional feminine Suissesse is often replaced with Suisse used as a female noun.[1]

un Suissea Swiss person
une Suissessea Swiss person [female]
une Suissea Swiss person [female]

Related terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Suisse f

  1. Switzerland

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suisse” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German Swīzer (Switzerland), from Swīz, from Old High German Suittes (attested 972), perhaps from the verb suedan "to burn", referring to a spot cleared by slash-and-burn, from Proto-Germanic *swīþaną (compare Old Norse svíða (to burn, singe)).

Noun[edit]

Suisse m (plural Suisses)

  1. male Swiss person

Proper noun[edit]

Suisse f

  1. Switzerland

References[edit]

  • Room, Adrian, Place Names of the World, 2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2006.

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German Swiz (Switzerland).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

La Suisse f

  1. Switzerland