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EtymologyEdit

From Old French orillier. Synchronically analysable as oreille +‎ -ier. Cf. also Medieval Latin auriculāre, substantivized form of Latin auriculāris. Doublet of auriculaire.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔ.ʁɛ.je/
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NounEdit

oreiller m (plural oreillers)

  1. pillow
    Synonym: coussin The French word coussin is closer to the English cushion. Un oreiller is really a pillow that you put your head on.

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