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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /peɪz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪz

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pays

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pay

NounEdit

pays

  1. plural of pay

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French païs, from Late Latin pāgēnsis (inhabitant of a district), derived from Latin pāgus (countryside; district), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-. See related terms. Cognates include Italian paese. Borrowed into Catalan, Portuguese, and Spanish as país.

See cognates in regional languages in France: Norman payis, Gallo peïs, Picard poaiyis, Bourguignon paiyis, Franco-Provençal payis, Occitan país, Corsican paese.

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NounEdit

pays m (plural pays)

  1. land, country, region
  2. (politics, geography) country

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NounEdit

pays m (plural pays)

  1. land; country; region

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French païs, from Late Latin pāgēnsis (inhabitant of a district), derived from Latin pāgus (countryside; district).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

pays m (plural pays)

  1. (Jersey) country

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NounEdit

pays m (plural payses)

  1. Obsolete spelling of país

NounEdit

pays m

  1. Obsolete spelling of pais

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NounEdit

pays m pl

  1. plural of pay