bidet

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English[edit]

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A bidet.

Etymology[edit]

From French bidet.

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Noun[edit]

bidet (plural bidets)

  1. A low-mounted plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the external genitalia and the anus.
  2. (obsolete) A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
    • 1631, Ben Jonson, Chloridia:
      For joy of which I will return to myself, mount my bidet in a dance

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bidet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɪdɛt]
  • Hyphenation: bi‧det

Noun[edit]

bidet m inan

  1. bidet

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Further reading[edit]

  • bidet in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • bidet in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bider +‎ -et. From bider (to trot), of unknown ultimate origin. Possibly related to Medieval Italian bidetto (small horse),[1] itself probably related to Proto-Germanic *bitiz;[2] or, possibly from a lost Middle French rabider (go quickly, violently), a descendant of Latin rabidus (furious, fierce), with loss of the initial prefix.[3]

Modern sense derives from analogy with the straddling of a bidet and the straddling of a small horse.[4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bidet m (plural bidets)

  1. pony, small horse
  2. bidet

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: μπιντές (bintés)
  • Polish: bidet
  • Portuguese: bidê, bidé
  • English: bidet (see there for further descendants)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907), “bidetto”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati
  2. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “bidet”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page biteag
  3. ^ bidet”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  4. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “bidet”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bidet m (plural bidets)

  1. (Jersey) pony
  2. (Jersey) bidet

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bidet. First attested in 1819.[1]

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Noun[edit]

bidet m inan (diminutive bidecik)

  1. bidet (low-mounted plumbing fixture for cleaning the genitalia and anus)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuryer Litewski[1], issue 92, 1819, page 3

Further reading[edit]

  • bidet in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bidet in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from French bidet.

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Noun[edit]

bidet m inan (genitive singular bidetu, nominative plural bidety, genitive plural bidetov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. bidet

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • bidet”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bidet m (plural bidets)

  1. Alternative form of bidé