bec

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See also: bèc, bêc, bëc, Beč, and beç

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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, from Proto-Celtic *bekkos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bec m (plural becs)

  1. (anatomy) beak, bill (of bird)
  2. (colloquial, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, Louisiana) 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. inflection of bōc:
    1. genitive and dative singular
    2. nominative and 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]

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

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French bec (de gaz).

Noun[edit]

bec n (plural becuri)

  1. lightbulb

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