duvet

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Etymology[edit]

From French duvet, from Middle French, from Old French duvet (down, the feathers of young birds), alteration of dumet, dumect, from Old French dum, dun (down, feathers), from Old Norse dúnn (down, down feather), from Proto-Germanic *dūnaz (down), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūw- (to smoke, fume, raise dust). Cognate with Icelandic dúnn (down), Danish dun (down), German Daune (down). More at down.

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Noun[edit]

duvet (plural duvets)

  1. (UK, New Zealand) A thick, padded quilt used instead of blankets.
  2. (US) A cover for a quilt or comforter.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French duvet (down, the feathers of young birds), alteration of dumet, dumect, from Old French dum, dun (down, feathers), from Old Norse dúnn (down, down feather), from Proto-Germanic *dūnaz (down), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūw- (to smoke, fume, raise dust)[1]. Cognate with Danish dun (down), German Daune (down). More at down.

Noun[edit]

duvet m (plural duvets)

  1. (uncountable) down (soft, fine feathers)
  2. down, fuzz (on face, peach, etc)
  3. (down-filled) sleeping bag
  4. duvet, continental quilt
  5. (Belgium, Switzerland) eiderdown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le Robert pour tous, Dictionnaire de la langue française, Janvier 2004, p. 351, duvet

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French duvet (down, the feathers of young birds), alteration of dumet, dumect, from Old French dum, dun (down, feathers), from Old Norse dúnn (down, down feather)

Noun[edit]

duvet m (plural duvets)

  1. duvet