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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Frankish *gibb (forked stick) (or from Latin gibbus (hunchbacked) [1]).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gibet m (plural gibets)

  1. (literary) gallows, gibbet

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Le Robert pour tous, Dictionnaire de la langue française, Janvier 2004, p. 520

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French gibet (gallows).

NounEdit

gibet (plural gibets)

  1. An upright post with a crosspiece used for execution and/or public display; a gallows.
  2. An execution by means of noose and gallows; a hanging.

DescendantsEdit

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of Frankish origins.

NounEdit

gibet m (plural gibets)

  1. (Jersey) gallows

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

gibet m (oblique plural gibez or gibetz, nominative singular gibez or gibetz, nominative plural gibet)

  1. gallows
    • usint come l'em fet del larcin en le col au laron ke l'em meine au gibet pur pendre