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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bec m (plural becs)

  1. beak, bill

VerbEdit

bec

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of beure

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, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, Louisiana) kiss
    Synonyms: bise, bisou
    Elle m'a fait un bec en partant.
    She gave me a kiss in parting.

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bec m (plural becs)

  1. beak
  2. bill

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bekkr (river).

NounEdit

bec ? (plural becs)

  1. river

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.

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bec (de gaz).

NounEdit

bec n (plural becuri)

  1. lightbulb

DeclensionEdit