From Middle English voice, voys, vois, borrowed from Anglo-Norman voiz, voys, voice, Old French vois, voiz (Modern French voix), from Latin vōcem, accusative form of vōx, from Proto-Indo-European *wṓkʷs, root noun from *wekʷ-. Cognate with Sanskrit वाच्, Ancient Greek ὄψ, Persian آواز. Displaced native Middle English steven, from Old English stefn (see steven). Compare advocate, advowson, avouch, convoke, epic, vocal, vouch, vowel. vox.
From Middle English voysen, voicen, from the noun (see above).
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