See also: ouï

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French oui (yes).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

oui

  1. (quaint) Synonym of yes

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

[1380], from Old French oïl (1100), compound of o (affirmative particle) and il (he). Cognate to Occitan òc (yes). See the Old French term for details.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

oui

  1. yes

AntonymsEdit

InterjectionEdit

oui

  1. yes

Usage notesEdit

This word is treated as if it has an aspirated h despite not being written with an h.

Derived termsEdit

AntonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: oui
  • Maori: Wīwī (France)

See alsoEdit

  • si ("yes" used to contradict a negative statement or question)

ReferencesEdit


Further readingEdit


NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French oïl, a contraction of o il, from Vulgar Latin hoc ille.

AdverbEdit

oui

  1. (Guernsey) yes

InterjectionEdit

oui

  1. (Guernsey) yes