toise

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See also: toisé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French toise.

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Noun[edit]

toise (plural toises)

  1. (historical) A former French unit of length, corresponding to about 1.949 metres.
    • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
      [] the greater its speed, the less visible it grows, until at around a Thousand Toises per Minute, it vanishes entirely []

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French teise (cognate with Italian tesa), from Latin tēnsa (bracchia) (outstretched (arms)), from tendō (stretch).

Noun[edit]

toise f (plural toises)

  1. toise
  2. height gauge

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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

toise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of toiser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of toiser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of toiser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of toiser
  5. second-person singular imperative of toiser

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

toise f (genitive singular toise, nominative plural toisí)

  1. Alternative form of tomhas (measure, gauge; guess, riddle)
  2. size, measure, measurement
  3. dimension

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
toise thoise dtoise
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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