carreau

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French quarel, from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus from Classical Latin quadrus. Compare Italian quadrello, Spanish cuadrillo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ka.ʁo/
  • (file)

NounEdit

carreau m (plural carreaux)

  1. square (as a geometrical shape)
  2. (card games) diamonds (card suit)
  3. tile (compare with carrelage, meaning tiles or tiling)
  4. windowpane
  5. bolt (crossbow projectile)
  6. (Haiti) a unit of land, 100 square pas (where a pas is 3.5 French feet or pieds): roughly 1.3 hectares or 3.2 acres
  7. (Louisiana) plot, patch (of land, of cloth)

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Suits in French · couleurs (layout · text)
       
cœur carreau pique trèfle

DescendantsEdit

  • German: Karo n
    Macedonian: каро n (karo)
    Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: ка̏ро m
    Latin: kȁro m
  • Occitan: carrèu
  • Polish: karo n
  • Romanian: carou
  • Vietnamese: ca-rô

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French quarel, from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus, from Classical Latin quadrus.

NounEdit

carreau m (plural carreaux)

  1. (Jersey, card games) diamond
Suits in Norman · couleurs (layout · text)
       
tchoeu carreau picl'ye trêfl'ye