See also: võie

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French voie, veie, inherited from Latin via. Doublet of via. Unrelated to voir and voirie.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

voie f (plural voies)

  1. way, track
  2. lane (of a highway)
  3. (figuratively) calling, path in life
    trouver sa voie(please add an English translation of this usage example)

SynonymsEdit

  • vie (Switzerland)

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VerbEdit

voie

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of voir
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of voir

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Old FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin via.

NounEdit

voie f (oblique plural voies, nominative singular voie, nominative plural voies)

  1. path; lane; route
  2. trip; journey

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DescendantsEdit

  • French: voie

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Slavic language, compare Serbo-Croatian volja and Bulgarian воля (volja), from Proto-Slavic *voľa. Has also influenced variants of the verb vrea, from Latin volere (compare vroi, voi) due to similarity of sound and meaning, especially after the weak r is removed. The existence of Italian voglia with a similar meaning is also most likely a coincidence, and a Latin etymology for voie (from a root *volia for volō on the basis of the disappearance of the intervocalic l in some other words like muiere, foaie, găină, pai), while technically possible, is quite improbable (the presence of the related word nevoie also makes this less plausible, and nonetheless, the result would probably have normally been *voaie, as with foaie, from folia); however, there are other cases where words can be of two originally different origins with similar meanings and sound and coincide to form one word after a while through confusion of the two.

However, both Latin and Slavic point to Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-, making the Romance terms cognates.

NounEdit

voie f

  1. will
  2. permission
    Nu ai voie faci așa ceva.
    You're not allowed to do something like that.

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