biche

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle French, from Old French biche (doe, female deer) and bisse (wild animal), of uncertain origin and relation. The form bisse is almost certainly from Vulgar Latin bistia, variant of Latin bēstia (compare bête); however, the contemporary biche is an enigma, and possibly unrelated. It may be the Picard form of bisse, (compare chent for cent) or may share origin with Middle French bique (nanny-goat), believed to be derived from Proto-Germanic *bik (goat). More at bouc.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

biche f (plural biches)

  1. doe, hind

VerbEdit

biche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bicher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of bicher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of bicher
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of bicher
  5. second-person singular imperative of bicher

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

biche f

  1. plural form of bica

JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

biche f (plural biches)

  1. goat
  2. drunk woman

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English biċċe, from Proto-Germanic *bikjǭ (compare Norwegian bikkja (dog), Old Danish bikke), from *bikjaną (to thrust, attack) (compare Old Norse bikkja (plunge into water), Dutch bikken (to hack)). More at bicker.

NounEdit

biche (plural biches)

  1. bitch (female dog)
  2. (of a woman) bitch (despicable or disagreeable woman)
  3. (of a man) bitch (despicable or heathen man)

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

biche f (oblique plural biches, nominative singular biche, nominative plural biches)

  1. Alternative form of bisse.
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