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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French kamaheu, from Old French camaü (precious stone), of obscure origin. Probably a borrowing from Middle High German gāmahiu (precious stone, gemstone), a variant of Middle High German gamānje, gāmān, kāman (gemstone). Compare Medieval Latin cammaeus, also of unknown origin, and English cameo.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

camaïeu m (plural camaïeux)

  1. cameo (stone)
  2. (range of) shades, tones, hues (of a colour)
  3. (art) camaieu

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