cygne

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See also: Cygne

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old French cisne, cine, from Late Latin cicinus, from Latin cycnus (swan), from Ancient Greek κύκνος (kúknos).[1] The modern spelling is in imitation of the Latin variant form cygnus, and the modern pronunciation is a spelling-pronunciation based on that.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cygne m (plural cygnes)

  1. swan

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Dubois, Jean; Mitterand, Henri (1964) Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique et historique, Paris: Librairie Larousse, page 218

Further reading[edit]

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

cygne m

  1. vocative singular of cygnus