FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Northern French gai, from Old French jai (jaybird, magpie), from Late Latin gaius (jaybird), of uncertain origin. Perhaps likely imitative, supposedly influenced by the Roman gens Gaius. Alternatively, perhaps related to Old French gai (lively, colourful).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛ/
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NounEdit

geai m (plural geais)

  1. jay (bird)

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NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • gùai (continental Normandy)

EtymologyEdit

From Old French jai (jaybird, magpie), from Late Latin gaius (jaybird).

NounEdit

geai m (plural geais)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) jay