bague (plural bagues)
- (architecture) The annular moulding or group of mouldings dividing a long shaft or clustered column into two or more parts.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bague in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
From Middle French bague, possibly a borrowing from Middle Dutch bage, bagge (“ring”), of obscure origin. Compare Middle Low German bâge, bôge (“curve, arch, ring”), Old French wage (“ring”). Compare also Old French bage, Medieval Latin baga (“ring”), from Proto-Germanic *baugaz (“ring, collar, bracelet”).
bague f (plural bagues)
- “bague” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).