tortue

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French tortue, borrowed from Old Occitan tortuga, tartuga, from Late Latin tartarucha, feminine form of tartaruchus, a mythological spirit of Greek origin, from Ancient Greek ταρταροῦχος (tartaroûkhos, inhabitant of Tartarus), from Τάρταρος (Tártaros). Cf. also Medieval Latin tortuca. Compare Spanish tortuga, Italian tartaruga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɔʁ.ty/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

tortue f (plural tortues)

  1. turtle or tortoise

Usage notes[edit]

The bracket term tortue also includes both turtles and tortoises.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Occitan tortuga, tartuga.

Noun[edit]

tortue f (plural tortues)

  1. turtle

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cf. French tortue. Probably from Old Occitan tortuga, tartuga, from Late Latin tartarucha, feminine form of tartaruchus, a mythological spirit of Greek origin, from Ancient Greek ταρταροῦχος (tartaroûkhos, inhabitant of Tartarus), from Τάρταρος (Tártaros). Cf. also Medieval Latin tortuca.

Noun[edit]

tortue f (plural tortues)

  1. (Jersey) tortoise