poisson

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See also: poison and Poisson

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French poisson, peisson, from an older form peis with suffix -on, from Latin piscis, piscem, see below. Alternatively, but less likely, through a Vulgar Latin *pisciō, pisciōnem[1][2]. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peysḱ-.

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poisson m (plural poissons)

  1. fish (marine animal)
    Poisson sans boisson est poison - Fish gotta swim.

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  1. ^ Anderson, Frederick (1934) A Primer of Romance Philology in the Form of a Syllabus[1], Stanford University Press
  2. ^ Offord, M. H. (January 1, 2001) French Words: Past, Present, and Future[2], Multilingual Matters, ISBN 1853594962

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Etymology[edit]

First attested as pescion in 980, from peis +‎ -on, peis (fish) being from Latin piscis. Alternatively, but less likely, it came through a Vulgar Latin *pisciō, pisciōnem. Peis probably evolved into pescion within Old French to avoid confusion with its homonym peis (peace).

Noun[edit]

poisson m (oblique plural poissons, nominative singular poissons, nominative plural poisson)

  1. fish

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