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Has anyone considered an Aquitanian/Basque origin for this word? Or did Aquitanian/Basque borrow from French? I can't help noticing the similarity between Basque "gizon" and French "garcon". Was there an interchange between these languages in either direction?

garçon#Old French[edit]

As pointed out by the English etymology, our Old French section seems to be very incomplete. Questions include:

  1. How many meanings does it have? Citations would be a plus
  2. Is the nominative case really gars? Solution is probably search for "li gars" (see li#Old French)
  3. Is garçun better described as Anglo-Norman? Mglovesfun (talk) 08:40, 18 January 2010 (UTC)