envelopper

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French envoluper, from en- +‎ voluper (to wrap, wrap up) (compare Italian -viluppare; Old Italian alternate form goluppare (to wrap)) from Vulgar Latin base *vlopp- (to wrap), from Proto-Germanic *wrappaną, *wlappaną (to wrap, roll up, turn, wind), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (to turn, bend) [1]. Akin to Middle English wlappen (to wrap, fold) (Modern English lap "to wrap, involve, fold"), Middle English wrappen (to wrap), Danish dialectal vravle "to wind, twist", Middle Low German wrempen "to wrinkle, distort", Old English wearp (warp). More at in, wrap.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

envelopper

  1. to wrap someone or something, to cover.
  2. to envelop

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Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 07:29