See also: bèc, bêc, bëc, Beč, beç, bęc, and Bęc

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic. From the bleating sound, with -c/ç suffix[1].

NounEdit

bec m (indefinite plural beca, definite singular beci, definite plural becat)

  1. lamb

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[1] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 94

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan, from Latin beccus (beak), from Gaulish *beccos, from Proto-Celtic *bekkos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bec m (plural becs)

  1. beak, bill

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

bec

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of beure

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “bec” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin beccus (beak), from Gaulish *beccos, from Proto-Celtic *bekkos.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛk/
  • (file)

NounEdit

bec m (plural becs)

  1. (anatomy) beak, bill (of bird)
  2. (colloquial, North of France, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, Louisiana) kiss
    Synonyms: bécot, bise, bisou
    Elle m'a fait un bec en partant.
    She gave me a kiss in parting.
  3. (slang) mouth
    Certains l’imaginent avec une pépée, un cigare au coin du bec, quelque part sous les cocotiers.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Portuguese: beque

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin beccus (beak), from Gaulish *beccos.

NounEdit

bec m (plural becs)

  1. beak
  2. bill

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bēċ

  1. inflection of bōc:
    1. genitive/dative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *bikkos (small).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bec (comparative lugu)

  1. small

InflectionEdit

o/ā-stem
Singular Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative bec bec bec
Vocative bic*
bec**
Accusative bec bic
Genitive bic bice bic
Dative biuc bic biuc
Plural Masculine Feminine/neuter
Nominative bic beca
Vocative bicu
beca
Accusative bicu
beca
Genitive bec
Dative becaib
Notes *modifying a noun whose vocative is different from its nominative

**modifying a noun whose vocative is identical to its nominative
† not when substantivized

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bec bec
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbec
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bec (de gaz).

NounEdit

bec n (plural becuri)

  1. lightbulb

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Polish: bek