besoin

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, Old French besoing; can be seen as a masculine variant of besogne, from Old French besonge, from Old Frankish *bisunnija, from *sunnijōn (to look after) (whence soigner), possibly through a Vulgar Latin intermediate *bisonium. Compare Italian bisogno.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bə.zwɛ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

besoin m (plural besoins)

  1. need
  2. want (state of being in need)

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Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French besoin (need), compare Haitian Creole bezwen.

Verb[edit]

besoin

  1. to need

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales