cuisse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French cuisse (thigh); compare French cuissard, Old French cuissot (armour for the thigh, cuish). Doublet of coxa.

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Noun[edit]

cuisse (plural cuisses)

  1. Defensive armour (especially of plate) for the thigh.
    Synonyms: cuisset, cuissette, cuisser, cush
    Coordinate terms: cuissard, chausse, chausson

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cuisse, quisse, from Vulgar Latin or Late Latin coxa (thigh), from Latin coxa (hip), from Proto-Indo-European *koḱs-. Compare hanche.

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Noun[edit]

cuisse f (plural cuisses)

  1. (anatomy) thigh

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Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: kwis
  • English: cuish, cuisse, quish

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin or Late Latin coxa (thigh), from Latin coxa (hip).

Noun[edit]

cuisse f (oblique plural cuisses, nominative singular cuisse, nominative plural cuisses)

  1. thigh

Descendants[edit]