poids

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French poix, from Old French pois, peis, from Vulgar Latin *pēsum, from Latin pēnsum. Spelling influenced by Latin pondus with the same meaning; both ultimately from the root of pendō (to hang). Doublet of pensum, which was borrowed.

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poids m (plural poids)

  1. weight

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