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
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.