See also: Taille, taillé, and táille

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French taille (cut, noun).

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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. (music, obsolete) The tenor voice or part, especially 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French taille, from Latin talea.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑ.jə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tail‧le

NounEdit

taille f (plural tailles, diminutive tailletje n)

  1. waistline

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French taille, from Latin talea (a cutting). Compare Italian taglia, Catalan talla.

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taille f (plural tailles)

  1. the act of cutting, pruning, trimming
    Synonym: coupe
  2. size
    Synonyms: grandeur, gabarit
  3. waist
    • 2005, Marc-André Wagner, Le cheval dans les croyances germaniques: paganisme, christianisme et traditions [The Horse in Germanic Beliefs: Paganism, Christianity, and Traditions], Honoré Champion, →ISBN:
      Le dernier type est le "cheval-jupon", un terme que l'ethnologue réserve à un déguisement pour une personne, constitué comme suit : le corps de la personne est entouré à la taille par un tissu — le jupon — recouvrant l'essentiel de ses jambes, une tête du cheval en bois []
      The last type is the "hobby horse", a term which Ethnologue reserves for a disguise for a person, made as follows: the body of the person is surrounded at the waist by a cloth — the skirt — covering most of his legs; a horse's head of wood []
  4. waistline
  5. a direct tax levied during the Ancien Régime; tallage

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  • Danish: talje

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

taille

  1. Alternative form of tayl

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tālea (a cutting).

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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