quoy

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

quoy ‎(plural quoys)

  1. (in Scotland, especially as part of a placename) An area of wasteland (or common land) now enclosed for farming

French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quoy

  1. Obsolete spelling of quoi

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quoy

  1. what
    • 1602, Laurent de Paris, Le palais d'amour divin de Jésus, et de l'âme chrestienne ou toute personne tant religieuse que séculière peut apprendre à aymer Dieu en Dieu, page 9
      A quoy pensez vous ?
      What are you thinking about?
  2. (interjective) what? (indicates surprise or anger)

Usage notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • quoi on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)