biau

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From Old French biau, from Latin bellus.

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biau m

  1. (Guernsey) beautiful

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin bellus.

Adjective[edit]

biau m (oblique and nominative feminine singular bele)

  1. graceful, elegant, courteous
  2. noble
  3. (as a term of address) good, as in, my good sir, my good lady
    • late 12th century, Aucassin et Nicolette, page 6 of the Mario Roques edition
      Biax sire, fait li quens, car laisciés ester. Nicolete est une caitive que j’amenai d’estrange tere
      Good sir, said the count, let her be. Nicolette is a captive that I've brought here from a foreign land
  4. handsome; beautiful

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