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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin foresta.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

foresta f (plural foreste)

  1. forest

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Substantivisation of Late Latin (before 1294) forestis/foresta (silva); original sense of an open plot of land over which hunting rights are reserved is first found in Carolingian texts. Possibly derived from forīs (outside, outdoors) or based on forensis.[1] Sometimes regarded as a borrowing from Frankish *forhist, from Proto-Germanic *furhiþą.[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

foresta f (genitive forestae); first declension[3]

  1. (Medieval Latin) wood, forest
    Homines qui manent extra forestam non veniant decetero coram justiciariis nostris

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative foresta forestae
Genitive forestae forestārum
Dative forestae forestīs
Accusative forestam forestās
Ablative forestā forestīs
Vocative foresta forestae

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DescendantsEdit

forestis:

  • Franco-Provençal:
    • Old Dauphinois: fourest
      • Middle Dauphinois: [Term?] (/furɛː/)
        • Dauphinois: [Term?] (/forɛ/)
    • Neuchâtelois: forêt
    • Savoyard: jhör, [Term?] (/forɛ/)
  • Old French: forest
  • Old Occitan: forest
    • Catalan: forest
    • Occitan:
      • Auvergnat: [Term?] (/fure/) (Puy de Dôme), foureî (Velay)
      • Gascon: [Term?] (/hawrest/) (Bagnères), [Term?] (/ahurɛs/) (Bagnères-de-Bigorre), hourèst (Béarnais), ahourech (Gers), [script needed] (ahurɛs) (Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne), fourès (Vallée d’Aspe)
      • Languedocien: fourèst (Toulousain), [script needed] (furɛst) (Ariègeois, Aveyron, Tarnais), forèst, [Term?] (/furɛs/)
      • Limousin: [Term?] (/fure/) (Périgourdin)
      • Provençal: foures (Aix), [Term?] (/furɛs/)
      • Vivaro-Alpin: forest

foresta:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1882 (Brachet, Auguste) An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language: Crowned by the French Academy (in French), Clarendon Press, page 169
  2. ^ forêt” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  3. ^ foresta in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sicilian foresta.

NounEdit

foresta f (plural foresti)

  1. forest
    Madwar nofs l-ispeċijiet dinjija tal-pjanti u l-amminali jinsabu fil-foresti tropikali.
    Around half of all species of the world's fauna and flora live in tropical forests.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin foresta.

NounEdit

foresta f (plural forestas)

  1. forest (dense collection of trees)

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VenetianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

foresta

  1. feminine singular of foresto