Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

First known attestation circa 980 as ol. From Vulgar Latin oclus, from Latin oculus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ekʷ- (eye; to see).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ueil m (oblique plural ialz, nominative singular ialz, nominative plural ueil)

  1. (anatomy) eye

DescendantsEdit

  • Bourguignon: euïl
  • Champenois: euil
  • Gallo: oélh
  • Franc-Comtois: ouil
  • Middle French: œil, oeil
  • Norman:
  • Picard: euil, ziu
  • Poitevin-Saintongeais: éll
  • Tourangeau: gieuil
  • Walloon: iy, ouy