grappe

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French grappe, grape, crape (cluster of fruit or flowers, bunch of grapes), from graper, craper (to pick grapes, literally to hook), of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *krappo (hook), from Proto-Germanic *krappô, *krappą (hook), from Proto-Indo-European *grep- (hook), *gremb- (crooked, uneven), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to turn, ebnd, twist). Cognate with Middle Dutch krappe (hook), Old High German krapfo (German Krapfe, hook). More at cramp.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

grappe f (plural grappes)

  1. bunch, cluster

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

grappe f

  1. plural form of grappa

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

grappe f (oblique plural grappes, nominative singular grappe, nominative plural grappes)

  1. grappling hook
  2. (collectively) fruits or flowers together

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Last modified on 2 April 2014, at 14:48