oïl

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See also: oil and òil

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A contraction of o il, from Vulgar Latin *hoc ille (thus he...),[1] or perhaps rather hoc illud est, an elliptical phrase of response, by semantic erosion.

Cognate to Occitan òc, where the connection to Latin hoc is clearer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

oïl

  1. yes

Interjection[edit]

oïl

  1. yes

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Languages Within Language, by Ivan Fonagy, p. 66