ueil

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First known attestation circa 980 as ol. From Vulgar Latin oclus, from Latin oculus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ueil m (oblique plural ialz, nominative singular ialz, nominative plural ueil)

  1. (anatomy) eye

Descendants[edit]

  • Bourguignon: euïl
  • Champenois: euil
  • Franc-Comtois: ouil
  • Gallo: oélh
  • Middle French: œil (see there for further descendants)
  • Norman:
  • Picard: euil, ziu
  • Poitevin-Saintongeais: éll
  • Tourangeau: gieuil
  • Walloon: iy, ouy