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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French esquif, from Old Italian schifo (small boat), from Lombardic skif (boat), from Proto-Germanic *skipą (boat, ship), from Proto-Indo-European *skey- (to split, cut). Cognate with Old High German skif (boat, ship), Old English scip (small craft, boat). More at ship.

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NounEdit

esquif m (plural esquifs)

  1. (literary) skiff (any of various types of boats small enough for sailing or rowing by one person)

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