bourse

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French bourse. Compare burse.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bourse (plural bourses)

  1. A stock exchange.
  2. A meeting of stamp collectors and/or dealers, where stamps and covers are sold or exchanged.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin bursa, from Ancient Greek βύρσα (bursa, hide).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bourse f (plural bourses)

  1. (obsolete) purse
  2. money
  3. financial grant
  4. bourse, stock exchange

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin bursa, from Ancient Greek βύρσα (bursa, hide).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bourse f (plural bourses)

  1. mermaid's purse
  2. shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
  3. corn salad (Valerianella locusta)

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bourse f (plural bourses)

  1. bag or purse