oreille

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French oreille, from Old French oreille, from Vulgar Latin oricla, from Latin auricula, diminutive of auris, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ṓws. Cognate with Catalan orella, Galician orella, Portuguese orelha, Italian orecchio, Occitan aurelha, Romanian ureche, and Spanish oreja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oreille f (plural oreilles)

  1. ear

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French oreille, from Vulgar Latin oricla, from Latin auricula, diminutive of auris.

Noun[edit]

oreille f (plural oreilles)

  1. ear

Descendants[edit]


Norman[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French oreille, from Vulgar Latin oricla, from Latin auricula, diminutive of auris (ear), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ṓws.

Noun[edit]

oreille f (plural oreilles)

  1. (Guernsey, anatomy) ear

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin oricla, from Latin auricula, diminutive of auris. First recorded circa 1050 in the Oxford manuscript of La Chanson de Roland[1].

Noun[edit]

oreille f (oblique plural oreilles, nominative singular oreille, nominative plural oreilles)

  1. ear

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “auricula”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 250, page 988