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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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