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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French Suisse.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɥis/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Suisse m or f (plural Suisses, feminine Suissesse)

  1. Swiss person

Usage notesEdit

The traditional feminine Suissesse is often replaced with Suisse used as a female noun.[1]

un Suissea Swiss person
une Suissessea Swiss person [female]
une Suissea Swiss person [female]

Related termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Suisse f

  1. Switzerland

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Suisse” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German Swīzer (Switzerland), from Swīz, from Old High German Suittes (attested 972), perhaps from the verb suedan "to burn", referring to a spot cleared by slash-and-burn, from Proto-Germanic *swīþaną (compare Old Norse svíða (to burn, singe)).

NounEdit

Suisse m (plural Suisses)

  1. male Swiss person

Proper nounEdit

Suisse f

  1. Switzerland

ReferencesEdit

  • Room, Adrian, Place Names of the World, 2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2006.

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German Swiz (Switzerland).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

La Suisse f

  1. Switzerland