puy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French puy. Doublet of podium.

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Noun[edit]

puy (plural puys)

  1. Any of several cone-shaped hills in the Auvergne, France that are the remains of extinct volcanos
  2. (geology) Any similar conical structure of volcanic material

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French[edit]

le puy de Sancy

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French puy, from Old French puy (hill, height), pui, from Latin podium. Its current use as a regionalism referring to certain geographic features may be taken at least in part from Franco-Provençal; cf. also Occitan puèg and Catalan puig. In Old French, it had a somewhat different or more varied set of meanings (cf. also the feminine puie, puye, poye (balustrade), whence English pew through Anglo-Norman), later coming to be applied to mountains and hills especially in the Auvergne region and Massif Central, the remains of extinct volcanoes. Doublet of the later borrowing podium.

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Noun[edit]

puy m (plural puys)

  1. (geology, regional) mountain, hill
    Synonym: montagne

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Noun[edit]

puy

  1. foot

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References[edit]

  • Elson, Benjamin F.; Gutiérrez G., Donaciano (1999) Diccionario popoluca de la Sierra, Veracruz (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 41)‎[1] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., →ISBN, page 99