digue

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French. See dike.

Noun[edit]

digue (plural digues)

  1. (obsolete) A bank; a dike.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir W. Temple to this entry?)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French digue, from Old French dike, diic, from Middle Dutch dijc (compare modern Dutch dijk), from Old Dutch diic, dīc, from Proto-Germanic *dīkaz (pool), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeygʷ- (to stick, stab, pierce, dig). More at dig, dike, ditch.

Noun[edit]

digue f (plural digues)

  1. seawall, dyke

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