bec

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See also: bèc, bêc, bëc, Beč, beç, bęc, and Bęc

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeia of bleating, with -c/ç suffix[1].

Noun[edit]

bec m (indefinite plural beca, definite singular beci, definite plural becat)

  1. lamb

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[1] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 94

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan, from Latin beccus (beak), from Gaulish *beccos, from Proto-Celtic *bekkos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bec m (plural becs)

  1. beak, bill

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bec

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of beure

References[edit]

  1. ^ “bec” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin beccus (beak), from Gaulish *beccos, from Proto-Celtic *bekkos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bec m (plural becs)

  1. (anatomy) beak, bill (of bird)
  2. (colloquial, North of France, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, Louisiana) kiss
    Synonyms: bécot, bise, bisou
    Elle m'a fait un bec en partant.
    She gave me a kiss in parting.
  3. (slang) mouth
    Certains l’imaginent avec une pépée, un cigare au coin du bec, quelque part sous les cocotiers.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: beque

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bec m (plural becs)

  1. beak
  2. bill

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bēċ

  1. inflection of bōc:
    1. genitive/dative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bikkos (small).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bec (comparative lugu)

  1. small

Inflection[edit]

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative bec bec bec
Vocative bic*
bec**
Accusative bec bic
Genitive bic bice bic
Dative biuc bic biuc
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative bic beca
Vocative bicu
beca
Accusative bicu
beca
Genitive bec
Dative becaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

Descendants[edit]

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]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bec (de gaz).

Noun[edit]

bec n (plural becuri)

  1. lightbulb

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Polish: bek