forêt

See also: foret

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French forest, from Old French forest, forès (forest, royal hunting ground), partly from Frankish *forhist (forest), from Proto-Germanic *furhist- (forest, timber of firs), from *furhō (pine, fir), from Proto-Indo-European *perkʷu- (tree, oak, pine), and partly from Medieval Latin foresta (royal hunting ground, banned lands), from Latin forestis (silva) (outside (woods)). Displaced native Old French selve (forest), from Latin silva (forest, wood). Cognate with Old High German forst (forest), Old English fyrhþ (woodland, game preserve). More at forest.

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NounEdit

forêt f (plural forêts)

  1. forest

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French forest, forès (forest, royal hunting ground), partly of Germanic origin, and partly from Medieval Latin foresta (royal hunting ground, banned lands).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

forêt f (plural forêts)

  1. forest
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