tête

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French and Old French teste, Latin testa (pot, jug, brick). Replaced French chef (from Latin caput) which is still used in some expressions.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɛːt/
  • (Paris) IPA(key): [tɛt]
    • (file)
  • (Belgium) IPA(key): [tɛːt]
    • (file)
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): [taɛ̯t]
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

tête f (plural têtes)

  1. head (part of the body)
    J'ai mal à la tête - I have a headache
  2. head (leader)
  3. (soccer) header
  4. (colloquial) a bright spark, a quick study
    Ce type-là, c'est une tête.

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Further reading[edit]


Norman[edit]

Norman Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French teste, from Latin testa (pot, jug, brick).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Jersey) IPA(key): /teit/
  • (file)
  • (Saint Ouen) IPA(key): /tɛːt/

Noun[edit]

tête f (plural têtes)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey, anatomy) head