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EtymologyEdit

From Old French heriçun, heriçon, from a hypothetical Old French *eriz, from Latin erīcius (hedgehog), with the suffix -on added later; ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰḗr (to bristle). Another possibility may be a Vulgar Latin root *ērīcio, ērīciōnem, but this would have seemingly produced *erçon in Old French. Compare, however, Catalan eriçó and Romansch erizun. See also oursin.

PronunciationEdit

  • (aspirated h) IPA(key): /e.ʁi.sɔ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

hérisson m (plural hérissons, feminine hérissonne)

  1. hedgehog

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French heriçun, heriçon.

NounEdit

hérisson m (plural hérissons)

  1. (Jersey) hedgehog