Foison

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English

Etymology

From Old French foison

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈfɔɪzən/

Noun

Foison (plural Foisons)
  1. (archaic) an abundance, a rich supply of
    • Late C14: Fyve þousand folk it was as greet mervaille / Wiþ loves fyve and fisshes two to feede. / God sente his foyson at hir grete neede. — Geoffrey Chaucer, The Man of Law's Tale
  2. (chiefly Scotland) strength, power

French

Etymology

Old French, from Vulgar Latin fusio, from Latin fūsio.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /fwazɔ̃/

Noun

Foison f. (usually uncountable)

  1. (dated) abundance, great deal, load
    J'ai foison de copines: I've got many a girlfriend.

Derived terms

cs:foison et:foison fr:foison io:foison ru:foison vi:foison zh:foison

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