draper

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See also: drapër and Draper

English[edit]

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From Anglo-Norman draper, from Old French drapier, from drap + -ier

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draper (plural drapers)

  1. One who sells cloths; a dealer in cloths; as, a draper and tailor.

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French[edit]

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From Middle French, from Old French draper (to drape", also, "to full cloth), from drap (cloth, drabcloth), from Late Latin drappus, drapus (drabcloth, kerchief), a word first recorded in the Capitularies of Charlemagne, probably from Old Low Frankish *drap, *drāp- (that which is fulled, drabcloth)[1] from Proto-Germanic *drap-, *drēp- (something beaten), from *drepaną (to beat, strike), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh- (to beat, crush, make or become thick)[2]. Cognate with English drub (to beat), Low German drapen, dräpen (to strike). More at drape.

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draper

  1. to drape

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  1. ^ http://onlinedictionary.datasegment.com/word/drabcloth
  2. ^ Skeat, An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, "Drab."

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