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Bracelet from Persia.

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (arm).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈbɹeɪslət/, /ˈbɹeɪslɪt/

NounEdit

bracelet (plural bracelets)

  1. A band or chain worn around the wrist as jewelry/jewellery or an ornament.
  2. The strap of a wristwatch, used to secure it around the wrist.
  3. (colloquial, chiefly in the plural) A handcuff.
    • c. 1620, anonymous, “Tom o’ Bedlam’s Song” in Giles Earle his Booke (British Museum, Additional MSS. 24, 665):
      Of thirty bare yeares haue I
      twice twenty bin enraged,
      & of forty bin three tymes fifteene
      in durance soundlie caged,
      On yͤ lordlie loftes of Bedlam
      with stubble softe & dainty,
      braue braceletts Strong, sweet whips ding dong
      with wholesome hunger plenty
  4. (historical) A piece of defensive armour for the arm.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French bracelet, from Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (arm).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʁa.slɛ/
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NounEdit

bracelet m (plural bracelets)

  1. bracelet

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (arm).

NounEdit

bracelet m (plural bracelés or braceletz)

  1. bracelet (jewelry)
  2. bracelet (armor)

ReferencesEdit

  • bracelet on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

bracelet m (oblique plural bracelez or braceletz, nominative singular bracelez or braceletz, nominative plural bracelet)

  1. Diminutive of bras (arm)
  2. bracelet (jewelry)

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