FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French teste, from Old French teste, from Latin testa (pot, jug, brick). Replaced French chef (from Latin caput) which is still used in some expressions.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɛt/
  • (Paris) IPA(key): [tɛtʰ]
    • Paris, France (la tête): IPA(key): [la ˈtɛtʰ]
  • (Lorraine) (Belgium) and (Suisse) IPA(key): [tɛːtʰ]
    • Vosges, France:
      (file)
    • Walloon Brabant, Belgium: IPA(key): [tɛːtʰ]
    • Canton of Valais: IPA(key): [tɛːtʰ]
  • (Quebec, standard) IPA(key): [tɛɪ̯tʰ]
  • (Quebec, nonstandard) IPA(key): [taɪ̯tʰ]

NounEdit

tête f (plural têtes)

  1. head (part of the body)
    J'ai mal à la tête - I have a headache
  2. head (leader)
  3. (soccer) header
  4. (colloquial) a bright spark, a quick study
    Ce type-là, c'est une tête.

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French teste, from Latin testa (pot, jug, brick).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tête f (plural têtes)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey, anatomy) head