grappe

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FrenchEdit

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)
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