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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French auvans, from Old French anvant (1180), from Gaulish *andebanno (eaves, portico) (compare Provençal ambans), compound of ande (intensive prefix) (compare Welsh an-) + banno (horn) (compare Welsh ban), ultimately from Proto-Celtic *an- + *bandā.

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NounEdit

auvent m (plural auvents)

  1. awning, canopy (over entrance)
    Synonyms: banne, marquise
  2. carport

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