cartouche

EnglishEdit

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The cartouche of Ramses II.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French cartouche, from Italian cartuccia, from carta, from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khartēs).

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NounEdit

cartouche (plural cartouches)

  1. (architecture) An ornamental figure, often on an oval shield.
  2. (Egyptian hieroglyphics) an oval figure containing characters that represent the names of royal or divine people.
    • 1887H. Rider Haggard, She, ch III
      Besides the uncial writing on the convex side of the sherd at the top, painted in dull red, on what had once been the lip of the amphora, was the cartouche already mentioned as being on the scarabaeus, which we had also found in the casket. The hieroglyphics or symbols, however, were reversed, just as though they had been pressed on wax.
  3. A paper cartridge.
  4. A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon.
  5. A gunner's bag for ammunition.
  6. A military pass for a soldier on furlough.

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See alsoEdit

  • (Egyptian hieroglyphics): serekh

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

from Italian cartoccio, from carta, from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khartēs)

NounEdit

cartouche m (plural cartouches)

  1. cartouche (ornamental figure)
  2. cartouche (Egyptian hieroglyphic of name)
  3. title block (technical drawing)

NounEdit

cartouche f (plural cartouches)

  1. cartridge
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