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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin organum, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek ὄργανον (órganon, organ, instrument, tool). Doublet of orgue, an older borrowing.

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  • IPA(key): /ɔʁ.ɡan/
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NounEdit

organe m (plural organes)

  1. (anatomy) organ (any part of the body)
  2. organ (official publication)
  3. subsystem (of mechanical parts)
  4. body (of an organization), organ
  5. voice (clarification of this definition is needed)

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French organe, orgene, from Latin organum (implement; musical instrument). Doublet of organum.

NounEdit

organe (plural organes)

  1. A device used to producemusic; a musical instrument.
  2. (music) A keyboard instrument that produces sound by air moved through pipes; an organ.
  3. (music) A melody sung in counterpoint or descant; organum.
  4. A body part which performs a certain function; an organ.
  5. A tool.

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