Word of the Week…orignal

Word of the Week…en français

orignal

masculine noun

Moose. In France, élan. Hunted in Quebec and Ontario during autumn. The name is from the Basque word ‘orienak.’ Used also as a place name: l’Orignal, Ontario. For pronunciation search at BDLP Québec. Also see A Glossary of Mississippi Valley French, Wikibec, and Wikipedia. Feature image on main page is a carving by Denis Dube, a Québécois folk artist. See Lyle Elder Folk Art & Outsider Art.

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