bouée

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bouée (1)

EtymologyEdit

Partly from Middle Dutch boeye ‎(life buoy); and partly continuing Middle French boue(e) ‎(a flotation signaling danger), from Old French boue, buie ‎(a piece of wood or cork floating above an anchor to indicate where it is wet), from Frankish *baukan, from the same Proto-Germanic source. Akin to Old High German bouhhan ‎(beacon), Old Saxon bōkan ‎(signal), Old Frisian bāken ‎(signal), Old English bēacen ‎(sign, signal). More at beacon.

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bouée f ‎(plural bouées)

  1. buoy (nautical: a moored float)
  2. rubber ring

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