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NounEdit

puis

  1. inessive plural of puu

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *postius, comparative of Latin post.[1] Compare Portuguese pois, Spanish pues, Italian poi, and Romanian apoi (archaic păi).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

puis

  1. then (clarification of this definition is needed)

Related termsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

puis

  1. and

VerbEdit

puis

  1. (archaic or literary) first-person singular present indicative of pouvoir
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, Tome I – FANTINE, Ebooks libres et gratuits, p. 135:
      —Dans tous les cas, ce que je puis dire, c’est que, s’il a eu toutes ces idées, il n’en a rien marqué, même pour moi
      In any case, all I can say is that, if that is what he thought, he showed nothing of it, not even to me
    • 2000, Jean-François Parot, L'énigme des Blancs-Manteaux, JC Lattès 2012, p. 24:
      —Monsieur, dit-il, je vous salue et vous serais obligé de m'indiquer si je puis être reçu par M. de Sartine.
      ‘Sir,’ he said, ‘I bid you good-day, and would be obliged if you could tell me whether I might be received by M. Sartine.’

Usage notesEdit

  • Now generally used only in the highly formal inverted question form (puis-je "may I"). A common alternative is Est-ce que je peux or more simply in a colloquial context: Je peux or J'peux (pronounced /ʃpø/).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Picoche, Jacqueline; Jean-Claude Rolland (2009) Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

puis f

  1. gust (of wind)

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic.

InterjectionEdit

puis! puis!

  1. Puss! Puss! (call to cat)

Derived termsEdit

  • puisín m (pussy-cat; kitten)

NounEdit

puis m sg

  1. vocative/genitive singular of pus ((protruding) mouth; sulky expression, pout; snout)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
puis phuis bpuis
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Middle FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French pois, from Latin *postius, from post.

PrepositionEdit

puis

  1. since; after (with respect to time)
    • circa 1369, Jean Froissart, Chroniques:
      Oncques puis la mort de son frere, il n'y vint
      Never since the death of his brother has he gone there
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 47:
      puis dist a l'enfant
      then he said to the child

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French puis, from Latin puteus.

NounEdit

puis m (plural puis)

  1. well (man-made hole from which water is drawn)

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin puteus.

NounEdit

puis m (oblique plural puis, nominative singular puis, nominative plural puis)

  1. well (place from which water is drawn)

DescendantsEdit