See also: Rosel

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Frankish *rausa (reed), from Proto-Germanic *rausą, *rauzą (pipe, reed, shaft, tube), from Proto-Indo-European *er- (to move, excite, grow).

Cognate with Old High German rōr (pipe) (German Rohr (tube)), Old Norse reyrr (reed) (Danish rør (reed, pipe, tube)), Old English rysc (reed, rush).

NounEdit

rosel m (oblique plural roseaus or roseax or rosiaus or rosiax or rosels, nominative singular roseaus or roseax or rosiaus or rosiax or rosels, nominative plural rosel)

  1. reed (plant)
  2. (in the plural, rosels) a jousting contest apparently using them stems of reeds as opposed to lances

DescendantsEdit

  • French: roseau

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