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des souches (1)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French souche, from Old French çoche, from Gaulish *tsukka, from Proto-Germanic *stukkaz (stock; stump). Cognate with Catalan and Spanish soca. More at English stock.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /suʃ/
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NounEdit

souche f (plural souches)

  1. stump (of a tree)
  2. (viral) strain
    une souche virale inédite a fait au minimum vingt morts
    an unknown viral strain has caused at least twenty deaths
  3. (by extension, linguistics) root
    un mot de souche latinea word originating in Latin
  4. (by extension, genealogy) origin
    un Américain de souchesomeone of American origin
  5. (by extension, genetics) founder

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