botte

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old French bote, from Frankish *butt. See English boot.

Noun[edit]

botte f ‎(plural bottes)

  1. boot (footwear)
  2. something resembling a boot
    la botte italienne‎ ― the Italian boot
    une botte à bière‎ ― a boot-shaped beer glass
  3. (figuratively) oppression
    Les Juifs ont grandement souffert sous la botte du régime nazi.
    The Jews suffered greatly under the oppression of the Nazi regime.
  4. (polytechnic jargon) the top of the class in polytechnic school
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Verb[edit]

botte

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Middle Dutch bote(bundle of flax; tuft), akin to Middle Low German bōte(bundle of flax).

Noun[edit]

botte f ‎(plural bottes)

  1. bunch, bundle (of flowers, vegetables)
  2. bundle, sheaf (of grain)
  3. bale (bundle of compressed wool or hay)
  4. (by extension) fodder or feed for small livestock
  5. a bundle of skeins
  6. bunch (large amount of something)
  7. (informal) sex, proposed to a woman by a man
    Je lui ai proposé la botte. En vain !
    I offered to have sex with her. No luck!
  8. bale (measurement of hay weighing 30-50 kg)

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowing from Italian botta from the verb bottare, itself from French bouter.

Noun[edit]

botte f ‎(plural bottes)

  1. (fencing) thrust

Etymology 4[edit]

Probably borrowed from Old Provençal bota, from Latin buttis(bottle).

Noun[edit]

botte f ‎(plural bottes)

  1. (nautical) ton, register ton (unit of a ship's capacity equal to 100 cubic feet)
  2. large barrel, cask
  3. (historical) a former unit of measure: about 500 kilograms; about 230 pounds
  4. (historical) a former unit of measure, varying with time and place: about 190 to 520 litres; about 50 to 140 US gallons

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

botte f

  1. plural of botta

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin buttis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

botte f ‎(plural botti)

  1. barrel
  2. cask

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French bote.

Noun[edit]

botte f ‎(plural bottes)

  1. (Jersey) boot

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