AskDefine | Define Foison

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English

Etymology

From Old French foison.

Pronunciation

IPA: /'fɔɪzən/

Noun

foison
  1. 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. In the context of "mostly|Scottish English": strength, power

French

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

IPA: /fwazɔ̃/

Noun

foison f
  1. abundance, great deal, load
    J'ai une foison de copines: I've got a load of girlfriends.
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