French

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ka.ʁo/
  • Audio:(file)

Noun

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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)

Derived terms

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Descendants

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

See also

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

Further reading

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Norman

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Etymology

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

Noun

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carreau m (plural carreaux)

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