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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French grappe, grape, crape(cluster of fruit or flowers, bunch of grapes), from graper, craper(to pick grapes, literally to hook), of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *krappo(hook), from Proto-Germanic *krappô, *krappą(hook), from Proto-Indo-European *grep-(hook), *gremb-(crooked, uneven), from Proto-Indo-European *ger-(to turn, ebnd, twist). Cognate with Middle Dutch krappe(hook), Old High German krapfo(hook) (German Krapfe). More at cramp.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

grappe f ‎(plural grappes)

  1. bunch, cluster

Usage notesEdit

When used to quantify a stated object, the singular form of that object is used, contrary to English.

une grappe de raisin
a bunch of grapes

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

grappe f

  1. plural of grappa

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

grappe f ‎(oblique plural grappes, nominative singular grappe, nominative plural grappes)

  1. grappling hook
  2. (collectively) fruits or flowers together

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (grape)
  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (grappe, supplement)