porc-épic

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian porcospino, from Vulgar Latin *porcospinus, calque of Ancient Greek ἀκανθόχοιρος (akanthókhoiros), from ἄκανθα (ákantha, spine) + χοῖρος (khoîros, pig).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɔʁ.k‿e.pik/
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NounEdit

porc-épic m (plural porcs-épics)

  1. porcupine

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