ébauche

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French esbauche (the first form of a work of art, a proto-type), deverbal of Middle French esbaucher (to rough-hew, frame), alteration (due to Middle French bauche (beam, wooden crosspiece)) of Old French esbosquier, esboskier (to rough-hew beams), from es- (out) + bosc (wood, firewood), from Frankish *bosk (wood, firewood), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (wood, thicket). Cognate with Old French esbochier (to prune grapes), French bois (wood), bau (crossbeam). More at bush, balk.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ébauche f (plural ébauches)

  1. draft (early version of a written work)

Verb[edit]

ébauche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ébaucher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of ébaucher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of ébaucher
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of ébaucher
  5. second-person singular imperative of ébaucher

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