oiseau

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French oisel, from Late Latin *aucellus or *avicellus, diminutive of Latin avis. Compare Italian uccello, Occitan aucèl, Catalan ocell, Walloon oujhea, Gallo ouézai, Jersey Norman ouaîsé, Franco-Provençal usél, Friulian uciel, Sicilian aceddu.

Compare also with oie ‎(goose), itself derived from avis.

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Noun[edit]

oiseau m ‎(plural oiseaux)

  1. bird

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