précieux

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See also: precieux

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in Old French as precïus[1]. Borrowed from Latin pretiōsus (precious, of great value).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁe.sjø/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -jø

Adjective[edit]

précieux (feminine singular précieuse, masculine plural précieux, feminine plural précieuses)

  1. precious

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ précieux” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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