collège

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French college, from Latin collegium.

Cognate to English college, but usages differ, notably with respect to the what level: compare French “junior high school, grammar school” versus British English “sixth form, private secondary school” (16-19, 11-16/18) versus American English “university” (18+).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

collège m (plural collèges)

  1. academy
  2. junior high school
  3. (Switzerland) high school, secondary school

Derived termsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

  • lycée (high school, secondary school)

JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French college, from Latin collēgium.

NounEdit

collège m (plural collèges)

  1. college

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 16:00