puits

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French puits (well)

Noun[edit]

puits (plural puits)

  1. (obsolete) A well; a small stream; a fountain; a spring.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      The puits flowing from the fountain of life.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French, from Old French puis, from Latin puteus. The t was added back in Middle French to reflect the original Latin spelling.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puits m (plural puits)

  1. well, shaft

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