Question: Is the French word for butterfly?

butterfly → papillon, rhopalocère. butterfly → papillon.

Does Papillon mean butterfly in French?

Papillon is a name meaning “butterfly” in French.

What is butterfly called in other languages?

The word “butterfly” in various languages

German Schmetterling; Falter
Spanish mariposa
Portuguese borboleta
Greek ψυχή
Latin papillio

What does the French word shaman mean?

[ˈʃeɪmən ] (= holy man) chaman m.

Is butterfly in French masculine or feminine?

A French butterfly is masculine, but at least the word sounds delicate: le papillon. A German butterfly is, as an old linguistics joke observes, masculine and sounds it: der Schmetterling. Beyond formal gender, societies observe a ceremonial gender.

What does Mariposa mean?

American Spanish mariposa, from Spanish, butterfly, probably from María Mary (the Virgin Mary) + Spanish posar to alight, from Late Latin pausare to stop, rest.

Is Papillon French or Spanish?

The Papillon (French pronunciation: ​[papijɔ̃], French for ‘butterfly[-eared]’), also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog, of the spaniel type. One of the oldest of the toy spaniels, it derives its name from its characteristic butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears.

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