The Alternative Old French Dictionary

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bastard etymology ll bastardus, of gem origin, possibly frk.
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. bastard person conceived to unmarried parents
    • 12th Century, Raoul de Cambrai, Unknown, “Vos savez bien qe je sui de bas lin, [e]t sui bastars, You know well that I am of low birth, and I am a bastard
  2. (pejorative, usually vocative) bastard insult
adjective: {{head}}
  1. bastard conceived by unmarried parents
descendants:
  • English: bastard
  • French: bâtard
coille etymology vl *colea, from Latin coleus. pronunciation
  • /ˈkɔʎə/
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. (anatomy, vulgar) ball, testicle
descendants:
  • French: couille
con
etymology 1 From Latin cunnus.
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) cunt human female genitalia
etymology 2 see conme
conjunction: {{head}}
  1. alternative form of conme
connil etymology From vl *cuniclus, from Latin cuniculus.
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. rabbit mammal
  2. (figuratively, pejorative) idiot; imbecile generic insult
descendants:
  • Middle English: coni (through Anglo-Norman)
    • English: cony
cuivert
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (often, pejorative) poor; wretched; miserable
gouge
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. gouge tool
  2. (chiefly, pejorative) woman
descendants:
  • English: gouge
  • French: gouge
landie Alternative forms: landye, lendie, lendye etymology From Latin landica.
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) cunt woman's vagina
Synonyms: con (vulgar)
pissier etymology From vl *pissiāre, present active infinitive of *pissiō, of originally Germanic origin or of echoic origin.
verb: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) to piss; to excrete urine
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), “cecy le fera estarnuer ou pissier, this will make him sneeze or piss, page [http://www.infirmiers.com/pdf/jerome-vanderhaeghe-master2.pdf 177] of this essay
descendants:
  • Middle English: pissen (borrowed)
    • English: piss (borrowed)
  • French: pisser
  • German: pissen (borrowed)
  • Russian: писать 〈pisatʹ〉 (borrowed)
putain etymology From pute with the suffix -ain, -aine http://atilf.atilf.fr/dendien/scripts/tlfiv5/advanced.exe?8;s=250681320;, or from vl putta/*puttāna, from Latin puta.http://www.etimo.it/?term=puttana. Compare Old Provençal putana. Latin putta is attested in the sixth century (Gregory of Tours). The change of meaning from "girl" to "prostitute" is due to euphemism, a process that is well known to other periods and languages.{{R:Nocentini|hw=puttana}}
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) whore, prostitute
descendants:
  • French: pute, putain
viellart etymology viel + art.
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) old man
descendants:
  • French: vieillard
vit pronunciation
  • /vit/
etymology 1 From Latin vectis.
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) dick; cock human penis
descendants:
  • French: vit
etymology 2 see veoir
verb: {{head}}
  1. form of Third-person singular past historic
etymology 3 see vivre
verb: {{head}}
  1. inflection of vivre

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