bescuit

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bes- (twice) + cuit (cooked), corresponding to Medieval Latin biscoctum, from Latin bis- + coctus. Compare Italian biscotto, Spanish bizcocho, Portuguese biscoito, French biscuit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bescuit m (plural bescuits)

  1. biscuit (twice cooked bread), a biscotte, a rusk
  2. biscuit (cookie), cookie
    Synonym: galeta
  3. sponge cake
    Synonym: pa de pessic
  4. cold porcelain (twice baked porcelain without glazing)

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Masculine singular past participle of bescuire, from bes- (twice) (Latin bis) + cuire (to bake; to cook), possibly corresponding to a Medieval Latin biscoctum, from Latin bis- + coctus.

Noun[edit]

bescuit m (oblique plural bescuiz or bescuitz, nominative singular bescuiz or bescuitz, nominative plural bescuit)

  1. biscuit (twice cooked bread)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: biscuit (see there for further descendants)
  • Middle English: bisquyte, bysquyte, besquite, byscute, bisquit, byscocte
    • English: biscuit (see there for further descendants)
    • >? Yola: busk

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bescuit, supplement)