corbel

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A corbel

From Old French corbel, from Late Latin corvellum, diminutive of Latin corvus (raven).

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Noun[edit]

corbel (plural corbels)

  1. (architecture) A structural member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.

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Verb[edit]

corbel (third-person singular simple present corbels, present participle corbelling, simple past and past participle corbelled)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Latin corbellus, from Classical Latin corvus

Noun[edit]

corbel m (oblique plural corbeaus or corbeax or corbiaus or corbiax or corbels, nominative singular corbeaus or corbeax or corbiaus or corbiax or corbels, nominative plural corbel)

  1. crow (bird)

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