raison

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French reson, raison, inherited from Latin rātiō. Compare the borrowed doublet ration.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛ.zɔ̃/, /ʁe.zɔ̃/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

raison f (plural raisons)

  1. reason (cause)
  2. reason (mental faculties)
  3. (mathematics) common difference (of an arithmetic series)
  4. (mathematics) common ratio (of a geometric series)

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Further reading[edit]


Louisiana Creole French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French raison (reason), compare Haitian Creole rezon.

Verb[edit]

raison

  1. to be right

References[edit]

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

raison f (oblique plural raisons, nominative singular raison, nominative plural raisons)

  1. Alternative form of reson

Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

raison

  1. Alternative form of raaison
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Dinna ishe mee a raison.
      Do not ask me the reason.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 48