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HenrykB2Kwiziq community member

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Why it says "docteur ès sciences mathématiques" rather than "docteur en sciences mathématiques"? Does it have different meaning?

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Henryk, 

It is an old French contraction used for  'en les'  (from the Xth Century I believe) which is still used for qualifications.

Take a look at the following page I found to shade more light on the subject. But an interesting question which I am sure lots of students will have asked themselves.

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/%C3%A8s/30910

 

HenrykB2Kwiziq community member

Thanks Cécile,

I found also this: https://www.dictionnaire-academie.fr/article/A9E2534

En ou ès

Why it says "docteur ès sciences mathématiques" rather than "docteur en sciences mathématiques"? Does it have different meaning?

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