cortois

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French cortois.

Adjective[edit]

cortois

  1. courteous, well-mannered

Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Noun[edit]

cortois m

  1. A dog character in the story of Reynard the fox.

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • cortois”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “cortois”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cort (court of a monarch) +‎ -ois.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cortois m (oblique and nominative feminine singular cortoise)

  1. noble, upper-class
  2. polite, well-mannered

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: courteous
  • French: courtois