courtois

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cortois, from Old French cort (whence Modern French cour) and -ois. Compare Czech zdvořilý and German höflich.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kuʁ.twa/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

courtois (feminine singular courtoise, masculine plural courtois, feminine plural courtoises)

  1. courtly
  2. courteous (polite)

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