biche

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French biche, from Old French biche (doe, female deer) and bisse (wild animal), of uncertain origin and relation. The form bisse is almost certainly from Vulgar Latin bīstia, variant of Latin bēstia (compare bête); however, the contemporary biche is an enigma, and possibly unrelated. It may be the Picard form of bisse, (compare chent for cent) or may share origin with Middle French bique (nanny-goat), believed to be derived from Proto-Germanic *bik (goat). More at bouc.

Noun[edit]

biche f (plural biches)

  1. doe, hind
  2. darling, sweetheart (affectionate name for one's girlfriend)
  3. cutie

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected forms.

Verb[edit]

biche

  1. inflection of bicher:
    1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative
    2. first-person and third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

biche f

  1. plural of bica

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English biċċe, from Proto-Germanic *bikjǭ (compare Norwegian bikkja (dog), Old Danish bikke), from *bikjaną (to thrust, attack) (compare Old Norse bikkja (plunge into water), Dutch bikken (to hack)). More at bicker.

Noun[edit]

biche (plural biches)

  1. bitch (female dog)
  2. (of a woman) bitch (despicable or disagreeable woman)
  3. (of a man) bitch (despicable or heathen man)

Descendants[edit]


Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

biche f (plural biches)

  1. (Jersey) goat
  2. (Jersey) drunk woman

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

biche f (oblique plural biches, nominative singular biche, nominative plural biches)

  1. Alternative form of bisse

Rendille[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Somali biyo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biche

  1. water

Further reading[edit]

  • Günther Schlee, ‎Karaba Sahado, Rendille Proverbs in their Social and Legal Context (2002), page 92: biche
  • Günther Schlee, Some open problems of Rendille grammar (1978), page 64: biche
  • Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, volume 10, page 199: bice
  • Harold C Fleming, Baiso and Rendille: Somali Outliers: biče'
  • Hans-Jürgen Sasse, The Consonant Phonèmes of Proto-East Cushitic (PEC), A First Approximation, Afroasiatic Linguistics, volume 7, issue 1 (1979)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

biche m (plural biches)

  1. Alternative spelling of viche