berceau

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EtymologyEdit

From bercer ‎(to cradle), or from Old French bers, from Vulgar Latin *bertium (diminutive berçuel likely from attested berciolum), from a Gaulish *berta (compare Irish bertaim ‎(shake)).

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berceau m ‎(plural berceaux)

  1. cradle, crib (bed for a baby)
  2. (figuratively) cradle, birthplace, place of origin
  3. (architecture) arch, vault

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