bise

noun \ ˈbēz \

Definition of bise

plural -s
: a cold wind; especially : a cold dry north wind of southern France, Switzerland, and Italy

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Origin and Etymology of bise

Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bīsa north wind, Old Saxon bīsa whirlwind, Dutch dialect bijs gust of wind, Old High German bīsōn to run around in confusion, Old Swedish bisa to run, and perhaps to Old High German bibēn to tremble


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