flambeau

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French flambeau.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈflambəʊ/, /flamˈbəʊ/

Noun[edit]

flambeau (plural flambeaus or flambeaux)

  1. A burning torch, especially one carried in procession.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 955:
      She walked quietly with apparent composure and lowered head but her pallor betrayed her mortal fear – her skin glowed almost nacrous in the warm rose of the flambeaux.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From flambe 'flame', itself from Latin flamma

Noun[edit]

flambeau m (plural flambeaux)

  1. torch
  2. candle
  3. candlestick
  4. (metonymically) light, flame as symbolic spirit of something

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References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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