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A crèche of Canada geese

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French crèche.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crèche (plural crèches)

  1. A representation of the nativity scene.
  2. A hospital for orphaned infants; a foundling hospital.
  3. A day nursery.
  4. (marine biology) A group of young who stay together for protection.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French creche, cresche (manger, feeding trough), from Late Latin cripia (feeding trough), from Frankish *krippija, *kribbija (crib), from Proto-Germanic *kribjǭ (crib), from Proto-Indo-European *g(')rībh- (basket, net). Cognate with Old High German krippa, kripja (crib) (German Krippe), Old English cribb, crybb (crib), Dutch kribbe (crib), Danish krybbe, Swedish krubba, Irish grib. More at crib.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crèche f (plural crèches)

  1. crèche (the Nativity scene)
  2. crèche (day nursery)

VerbEdit

crèche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of crécher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of crécher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of crécher
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of crécher
  5. second-person singular imperative of crécher

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