houseau

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French housel (boot, leggings), diminutive of huese, hose (boot, leggings), from Frankish *husa, *hosa (boot, leggings), from Proto-Germanic *husǭ, *hausaz (covering, shell, trousers), from Proto-Indo-European *kawəs- / kawes- (cover). Cognate with Old High German hosa (German Hose, pants), Old English hose (hose, pod, husk), Old Norse hosa (trousers, stocking), Old Norse hauss (skull). More at hose, hosen.

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houseau m (plural houseaux)

  1. (historical) gaiter

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