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a corbel

Borrowed from Old French corbel, from Late Latin corbellus, corvellus, diminutive of Latin corvus (raven).

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corbel (plural corbels)

  1. (architecture) A structural member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.

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corbel (third-person singular simple present corbels, present participle corbelling or corbeling, simple past and past participle corbelled or corbeled)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel.

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EtymologyEdit

Either a diminutive of corp (raven), corf, or from a Late Latin corbellus, corvellus, from Latin corvus (Vulgar Latin variant *corbus).

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corbel m (oblique plural corbeaus or corbeax or corbiaus or corbiax or corbels, nominative singular corbeaus or corbeax or corbiaus or corbiax or corbels, nominative plural corbel)

  1. crow (bird)

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  • English: corbel
  • Middle French: corbeau