See also: MOIs and mõis

French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French moys, from Old French mois, from earlier meis, from Latin mēnsis.

Compare Catalan mes, Italian mese, Occitan mes, Portuguese mês, Romansch mais, Spanish mes.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /mwa/, /mwɑ/
  • Audio (France); un mois:(file)
  • Homophone: moi (/mwa/)

Noun

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mois m (plural mois)

  1. month [from c. 1100]
  2. (euphemistic, archaic) period, menstruation [1535—early 20th c.]
    Synonym: règles

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Old French

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Alternative forms

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  • meis (early Old French or northern dialects)

Etymology

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From earlier meis, from Latin mēnsis.

Noun

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mois oblique singularm (oblique plural mois, nominative singular mois, nominative plural mois)

  1. month

Descendants

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  • Middle French: moys
  • Norman: mais (Jersey), meis (Guernsey, continental Normandy)
  • Walloon: moes