From Middle French hamel, from Old French hamel (“hamlet”), diminutive of ham (“small village”), from Frankish *haim (“village, home”), from Proto-Germanic *haimaz (“village, home”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóymos (“village, home”), from *tḱey-. Cognate with Old High German heim (“village, home”), Old English hām (“village, home”). More at home.
- (aspirated h) IPA(key): /a.mo/
hameau m (plural hameaux)
- “hameau”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.