oui

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See also: ouï

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French oui (yes).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

oui

  1. (quaint) Synonym of yes

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[1380], from Old French oïl (1100), compound of o (affirmative particle) and il (he). Cognate to Occitan òc (yes). See the Old French term for details.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

oui

  1. yes

Antonyms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

oui

  1. yes

Usage notes[edit]

This word is treated as if it has an aspirated h despite not being written with an h.

Derived terms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: oui
  • Maori: Wīwī (France)

See also[edit]

  • si ("yes" used to contradict a negative statement or question)

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Further reading[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French oïl, a contraction of o il, from Vulgar Latin hoc ille.

Adverb[edit]

oui

  1. (Guernsey) yes

Interjection[edit]

oui

  1. (Guernsey) yes