phoque

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin phōca, from Ancient Greek φώκη (phṓkē). Compare Italian foca.

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Noun[edit]

phoque m (plural phoques)

  1. seal (pinniped)
    • 1924, Emmanuel Bove, Mes Amis[1]:
      Des reflets s’enfonçaient à pic dans la Seine. La surface du fleuve remuait comme s’il y avait des phoques sous l’eau.
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  2. sealskin (fabric made from fur of seals)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Polish: foka
  • Turkish: fok

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