bec

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See also: bèc, bêc, bëc, Beč, and beç

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin beccus ‎(beak), from Gaulish *beccos.

Noun[edit]

bec m ‎(plural becs)

  1. beak, bill

Verb[edit]

bec

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of beure

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin beccus ‎(beak), from Gaulish *beccos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bec m ‎(plural becs)

  1. (anatomy) beak, bill (of bird)
  2. (colloquial, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland) kiss
    Elle m'a fait un bec en partant.
    She gave me a kiss in parting.

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin beccus ‎(beak), from Gaulish *beccos.

Noun[edit]

bec m ‎(plural becs)

  1. beak
  2. bill

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bekkr ‎(river).

Noun[edit]

bec ? ‎(plural becs)

  1. river

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bēċ

  1. genitive singular of bōc
  2. dative singular of bōc
  3. nominative plural of bōc
  4. accusative plural of bōc

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bikkos ‎(small).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bec ‎(genitive masculine singular bic, comparative lugu)

  1. small

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Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bec bec
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbec
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • bec” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bec.

Noun[edit]

bec n ‎(plural becuri)

  1. lightbulb

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