biche

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French, 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 bistia, 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biche f ‎(plural biches)

  1. doe, hind

Verb[edit]

biche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bicher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of bicher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of bicher
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of bicher
  5. second-person singular imperative of bicher

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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)

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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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