From Middle French hamel, from Old French hamel (“hamlet”), diminutive of Old French ham (“small village”), from Old Frankish *haim (“village, home”), from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (“village, home”), from Proto-Indo-European *kōim- (“village, home”). Cognate with Old High German heim (“village, home”), Old English hām (“village, home”). More at home.
hameau m (plural hameaux)
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