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EtymologyEdit

From French taille (cut, noun).

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NounEdit

taille (countable and uncountable, plural tailles)

  1. (historical) A form of taxation levied on the land of peasants in pre-Revolutionary France.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 143:
      The main royal tax was the taille, a tax on landed wealth, distributed among the généralités and assessed and levied in a variety of ways, and it was supplemented by a range of other direct taxes [...].
  2. (obsolete) A tally; an account scored on a piece of wood.
    • Chaucer
      Whether that he paid or took by taille.
  3. (music, obsolete) The tenor voice or part.
  4. (music, obsolete) The part for the tenor viol or viola.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for taille in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French taille.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

taille f, m (plural tailles, diminutive tailletje n)

  1. waistline

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tailler (to cut, verb). Compare Italian taglia.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

taille f (plural tailles)

  1. the act of cutting, pruning, trimming
    Synonym: coupe
  2. size
    Synonyms: grandeur, gabarit
  3. waist
  4. waistline
  5. a direct tax levied during the Ancien Régime; tallage

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

taille

  1. Alternative form of tayl

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Deverbal of taillier.

NounEdit

taille f (oblique plural tailles, nominative singular taille, nominative plural tailles)

  1. cut (act; instance of cutting)
  2. cut; wound; incision (result of being cut)
  3. cut (of clothing)
  4. a count kept by carving notches into a stick
  5. (by extension) a count; a tally
  6. charge; levy; taxation; tax

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