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Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

chose

  1. simple past tense of choose

Etymology 2Edit

French, from Latin causa (cause, reason). See cause.

NounEdit

chose (plural choses)

  1. (law) A thing; personal property.
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French chose, from Latin causa. Compare Italian cosa, Portuguese coisa, Spanish cosa among many others. Compare cause, a borrowed doublet.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chose f (plural choses)

  1. thing
    Synonym: truc
    • 1580, Michel de Montaigne, De la cruauté, Essais
      Les Agrigentins avaient en usage commun d’enterrer sérieusement les bêtes qu’ils avaient eu chères, comme les chevaux de quelque rare mérite, les chiens et les oiseaux utiles, ou même qui avaient servi de passe-temps à leurs enfants : et la magnificence qui leur était ordinaire en toutes autres choses paraissait aussi singulièrement à la somptuosité et nombre de monuments élevés à cette fin, qui ont duré en parade plusieurs siècles depuis.
      The Agrigentines had a common use solemnly to inter the beasts they had a kindness for, as horses of some rare quality, dogs, and useful birds, and even those that had only been kept to divert their children; and the magnificence that was ordinary with them in all other things, also particularly appeared in the sumptuosity and numbers of monuments erected to this end, and which remained in their beauty several ages after.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French chose, cose.

NounEdit

chose f (plural choses)

  1. thing

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PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

chose m or f

  1. (Jersey) self-conscious

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • cosa (very early Old French)
  • cose (chiefly Old Northern French)

EtymologyEdit

From earlier cose, cosa, inherited from Latin causa. Compare cause.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chose f (oblique plural choses, nominative singular chose, nominative plural choses)

  1. thing (miscellaneous object or concept)

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