See also: ébauché

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EtymologyEdit

From early modern French esbauche(the first form of a work of art, a proto-type), deverbal of Middle French esbaucher(to rough-hew, frame), alteration (due to Middle French bauche(beam, wooden crosspiece)) of Old French esbosquier, esboskier(to rough-hew beams), from es-(out) + bosc(wood, firewood), from Frankish *bosk(wood, firewood), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz(wood, thicket). Cognate with Old French esbochier(to prune grapes), French bois(wood), bau(crossbeam). More at bush, balk.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ébauche f ‎(plural ébauches)

  1. draft (early version of a written work)

VerbEdit

ébauche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ébaucher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of ébaucher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of ébaucher
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of ébaucher
  5. second-person singular imperative of ébaucher

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