fois

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Dalmatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fūsus.

Noun[edit]

fois m

  1. spindle

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French foys, from Old French foiz, from earlier feiz, from Latin vicem. The reason for the development of an initial /f/, instead of the expected /v/, is not entirely clear. It may be the result of voicing assimilation to the final consonants of numerals such as deus (two) or set (seven), which would have often preceded the word.[1] Cognate with Portuguese and Spanish vez.

Noun[edit]

fois f (plural fois)

  1. time (an instance or repetition of something happening)
    J'y vais deux fois par mois.
    I go there twice a month.
    Je lui ai parlé pour la première fois il y a des années.
    I talked to him for the first time a few years ago.
  2. (arithmetic) times, multiplied by
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form

Noun[edit]

fois f

  1. plural of foi

References[edit]

  1. ^ fois”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fois

  1. vocative/genitive singular of fos

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fois fhois bhfois
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

fois f (oblique plural fois, nominative singular fois, nominative plural fois)

  1. Alternative form of foiz

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fois f (genitive singular foise, plural foisean)

  1. rest, relaxation, repose, leisure
  2. peace, standstill

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