foresta

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See also: Foresta, forestå, and förestå

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin foresta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /foˈrɛ.sta/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛsta
  • Hyphenation: fo‧rè‧sta

Noun[edit]

foresta f (plural foreste)

  1. forest

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Substantivisation of Medieval Latin (before 1294) forestis/foresta (silva); original sense of an open plot of land over which hunting rights are reserved is first found in Carolingian texts. The further etymology is unknown. Possibly derived from forīs (outside, outdoors) or based on forensis.[1] Sometimes regarded as a borrowing from Frankish *furhiþi.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foresta f (genitive forestae); first declension[3]

  1. (Medieval Latin) wood, forest
    Homines qui manent extra forestam non veniant decetero coram justiciariis nostris

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative foresta forestae
Genitive forestae forestārum
Dative forestae forestīs
Accusative forestam forestās
Ablative forestā forestīs
Vocative foresta forestae

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Descendants[edit]

forestis:

  • Franco-Provençal:
    • Old Dauphinois: fourest
      • Middle Dauphinois: [Term?] (/furɛː/)
        • Dauphinois: [Term?] (/forɛ/)
    • Neuchâtelois: forêt
    • Savoyard: jhör, [Term?] (/forɛ/)
  • Old French: forest
  • Old Occitan: forest
    • Catalan: forest
    • Occitan:
      • Auvergnat: [Term?] (/fure/) (Puy de Dôme), foureî (Velay)
      • Gascon: [Term?] (/hawrest/) (Bagnères), [Term?] (/ahurɛs/) (Bagnères-de-Bigorre), hourèst (Béarnais), ahourech (Gers), [script needed] (ahurɛs) (Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne), fourès (Vallée d’Aspe)
      • Languedocien: fourèst (Toulousain), [script needed] (furɛst) (Ariègeois, Aveyron, Tarnais), forèst, [Term?] (/furɛs/)
      • Limousin: [Term?] (/fure/) (Périgourdin)
      • Provençal: foures (Aix), [Term?] (/furɛs/)
      • Vivaro-Alpin: forest

foresta:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1882 (Brachet, Auguste)G. W. Kitchin, transl., An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language [Crowned by the French Academy] (in English), 3rd edition, Clarendon Press, page 169 [1st ed. 1873, 2nd ed. 1878]
  2. ^ forêt”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  3. ^ foresta in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian foresta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foresta f (plural foresti)

  1. forest
    F'din il-foresta hemm ħafna siġar twal.
    In this forest there are a lot of tall trees.

Piedmontese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foresta f (plural foreste)

  1. forest

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin foresta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /foˈɾesta/, [foˈɾes.t̪a]
  • Hyphenation: fo‧res‧ta

Noun[edit]

foresta f (plural forestas)

  1. forest (dense collection of trees)
    Synonyms: bosque, floresta, selva

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Verb[edit]

foresta

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of forestar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of forestar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of forestar.

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Adjective[edit]

foresta

  1. feminine singular of foresto