Open main menu

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since 1760, and early on spelled wass-ist-dass (in occurrences from 1770 and 1776), from German was ist das? (literally what is that?).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vasistas m (plural vasistas)

  1. transom window (window above a door or another window)
    • 1938, Francis Carco, L’Homme de Minuit:
      Jim manœuvra le cordon d’un vasistas, mais l’ouverture donnait sur la loge de Gaby Million où la vedette avait laissé ses chiens. Les bêtes se mirent à aboyer.
      Jim maneuvered a rope from the transom, but the opening overlooked the lodge where the star Gaby Million had left her dogs. The creatures began to bark.
  2. fortochka (small ventilation window)

Further readingEdit

  1. ^ vasistas” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  2. ^ Grammarphobia blog: vasistas

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French vasistas.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vasistas (definite accusative vasistası, plural vasistaslar)

  1. transom window (window above a door or another window)
  2. bottom hung window, trap window
  3. fortochka (small ventilation window)