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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ile (1990 spelling reform)
  • isle (obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

Originally written isle; from Middle French isle, from Old French isle, from Vulgar Latin *isula, from Classical Latin īnsula. Compare isoler and péninsule.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /il/
  • (file)

NounEdit

île f (plural îles)

  1. island

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Antillean Creole: zil
  • Haitian Creole: zil, zile
  • Mauritian Creole: zil

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French isle, from Vulgar Latin *isula, from Classical Latin īnsula.

NounEdit

île f (plural îles)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey, geography) island

Derived termsEdit