lambeau

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Etymology[edit]

Middle French, from Old French label, lambel (Modern French: lambeau), of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *labba (torn piece of cloth), from Proto-Germanic *lappjaz, *lappēn, *lappōn, *lapil- (cloth stuff, rag, scraps, flap, dewlap, lobe, rabbit ear), from Proto-Indo-European *leb- (blade). Akin to Old High German lappa (rag, piece of cloth) (German Lappen (cloths)), Old English læppa (skirt, flap of a garment). More at lap.

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Noun[edit]

lambeau m (plural lambeaux)

  1. tatter, scrap

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