cloche

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French cloche (bell), from Medieval Latin clocca (bell).

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Noun[edit]

cloche (plural cloches)

  1. A glass covering, originally bell-shaped, for garden plants to prevent frost damage and promote early growth.
  2. A bell-shaped, close-fitting women’s hat with a deep rounded crown and narrow rim.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin clocca, from Gaulish *clocca (see also Welsh cloch, Irish clog), from imitative Proto-Indo-European *klak. Related to Old English clucge, Low German Klock (bell, clock), German Glocke, Swedish klocka.

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Noun[edit]

cloche f (plural cloches)

  1. bell (metal apparatus used to produce sound)
  2. A glass covering, originally bell-shaped, for garden plants to prevent frost damage and promote early growth.
  3. A bell-shaped, close-fitting women’s hat with a deep rounded crown and narrow rim.
  4. (colloquial) a clumsy person, an oaf

Adjective[edit]

cloche (masculine and feminine, plural cloches)

  1. (colloquial) clumsy, stupid

Verb[edit]

cloche

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

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

cloche f (invariable)

  1. joystick
  2. gear lever (in a car)
  3. cloche hat

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin clocca

Noun[edit]

cloche f (plural cloches)

  1. bell (metal apparatus used to produce sound)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin clocca

Noun[edit]

cloche f (oblique plural cloches, nominative singular cloche, nominative plural cloches)

  1. bell (metal apparatus used to produce sound)

Spanish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cloche m (plural cloches)

  1. clutch

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