puis

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

puis

  1. inessive plural of puu

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *postius, comparative of Latin post.[1] Compare Portuguese pois, Spanish pues, Italian poi, and Romanian apoi (archaic păi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

puis

  1. then (clarification of this definition is needed)

Related terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

puis

  1. and

Verb[edit]

puis

  1. (archaic or literary) first-person singular present indicative of pouvoir
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, Tome I – FANTINE, Ebooks libres et gratuits, p. 135:
      —Dans tous les cas, ce que je puis dire, c’est que, s’il a eu toutes ces idées, il n’en a rien marqué, même pour moi
      In any case, all I can say is that, if that is what he thought, he showed nothing of it, not even to me
    • 2000, Jean-François Parot, L'énigme des Blancs-Manteaux, JC Lattès 2012, p. 24:
      —Monsieur, dit-il, je vous salue et vous serais obligé de m'indiquer si je puis être reçu par M. de Sartine.
      ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘I bid you good-day, and would be obliged if you could tell me whether I might be received by M. Sartine.’

Usage notes[edit]

  • Now generally used only in the highly formal inverted question form (puis-je "may I"). A common alternative is Est-ce que je peux or more simply in a colloquial context: Je peux or J'peux (pronounced /ʃpø/).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland (2009) Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

puis f

  1. gust (of wind)

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

puis! puis!

  1. Puss! Puss! (call to cat)

Derived terms[edit]

  • puisín m (pussy-cat; kitten)

Noun[edit]

puis m sg

  1. vocative/genitive singular of pus ((protruding) mouth; sulky expression, pout; snout)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
puis phuis bpuis
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French pois, from Latin *postius, from post.

Preposition[edit]

puis

  1. since; after (with respect to time)
    • circa 1369, Jean Froissart, Chroniques:
      Oncques puis la mort de son frere, il n'y vint
      Never since the death of his brother has he gone there
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 47:
      puis dist a l'enfant
      then he said to the child

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French puis, from Latin puteus.

Noun[edit]

puis m (plural puis)

  1. well (man-made hole from which water is drawn)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin puteus.

Noun[edit]

puis m (oblique plural puis, nominative singular puis, nominative plural puis)

  1. well (place from which water is drawn)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: puits