fosse

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See also: Fosse, fossé, fòsse, and fôsse

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fosse, from Old French fosse, from Latin fossa (ditch, trench).

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Noun[edit]

fosse (plural fosses)

  1. A ditch or moat.
    • 1791, Charlotte Smith, Celestina, Broadview 2004, p. 486:
      [T]he ground was [] scattered with the masses of ruined buildings, that had formerly been part of the outward fortifications, but of which some were fallen into the fosse, and others overgrown with alder, ash, and arbeal.
  2. (anatomy) Alternative form of fossa

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French fosse, from Old French fosse, from Latin fossa.

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Noun[edit]

fosse f (plural fosses)

  1. pit (hole in the ground)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier fusse, from Latin fuisset, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *bʰuH- (to become, be).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfos.se/
  • Hyphenation: fós‧se

Verb[edit]

fosse

  1. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of essere

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔs.se/
  • Hyphenation: fòs‧se

Noun[edit]

fosse f

  1. plural of fossa

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Ladin[edit]

Verb[edit]

fosse

  1. first-person singular imperfect subjunctive of ester

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

fosse

  1. vocative masculine singular of fossus

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fosse, from Latin fossa.

Noun[edit]

fosse f (plural fosses)

  1. fosse

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun foss

Verb[edit]

fosse (imperative foss, present tense fosser, passive fosses, simple past and past participle fossa or fosset, present participle fossende)

  1. to cascade, gush, pour, rush, foam

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun foss

Verb[edit]

fosse (present tense fossar, past tense fossa, past participle fossa, passive infinitive fossast, present participle fossande, imperative foss)

  1. to cascade, gush, pour, rush, foam

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fossa.

Noun[edit]

fosse f (oblique plural fosses, nominative singular fosse, nominative plural fosses)

  1. fosse
  2. hole in the ground
  3. a grave

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: fosse

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (fosse, supplement)

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Forms of ser and ir:

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈfo.si/, [ˈfo.si]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈfo.sɨ/, [ˈfo.sɨ]

Forms of fossar:

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈfɔ.si/, [ˈfɔ.si]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈfɔ.sɨ/, [ˈfɔ.sɨ]

Verb[edit]

fosse

  1. first-person singular (eu) imperfect subjunctive of ser
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) imperfect subjunctive of ser
  3. first-person singular (eu) imperfect subjunctive of ir
  4. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) imperfect subjunctive of ir
  5. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of fossar
  6. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of fossar
  7. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of fossar
  8. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of fossar