forêt

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See also: foret and föret

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From Middle French forest, from Old French forest, forès (forest, royal hunting ground), partly from Frankish *forhist (forest), from Proto-Germanic *furhist- (forest, timber of firs), from *furhō (pine, fir), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷu- (tree, oak, pine), and partly from Medieval Latin foresta (royal hunting ground, banned lands), from Latin forestis (silva) (outside (woods)). Displaced native Old French selve (forest), from Latin silva (forest, wood). Cognate with Old High German forst (forest), Old English fyrhþ (woodland, game preserve). More at forest.

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forêt f (plural forêts)

  1. forest

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Norman[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French forest, forès (forest, royal hunting ground), from Medieval Latin foresta (royal hunting ground, banned lands), from Frankish *forhist (collective noun of *forha), from Proto-Germanic *furhō, *furahō (fir, pine), from Proto-Indo-European *perkos (oak).

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Noun[edit]

forêt f (plural forêts)

  1. (Jersey, France) forest