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 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 (male person from the valley or the town of Schwyz), from Swīz (the valley or the town of Schwyz), from Old High German Suittes (the town of Schwyz) (attested 972), perhaps from the verb swīdan (to burn), referring to a spot cleared by slash-and-burn, from Proto-West Germanic *swīþan, from Proto-Germanic *swīþaną (compare Old Norse svíða (to burn, singe)).

Noun[edit]

Suisse m (plural Suisses)

  1. male Swiss person

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Swiss

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 Swīz (the valley or the town of Schwyz).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

La Suisse f

  1. Switzerland