manteau

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French manteau (mantle). Compare mantle.

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manteau (plural manteaus or manteaux)

  1. A cloak or gown, especially of a kind popular with women in the 17th and 18th centuries.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 915:
      Not to mention the need to keep her manteau from becoming a sort of anti-parachute which sought to lift her free of the pavement.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mantellum, diminutive of mantum. Compare Italian mantello.

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Noun[edit]

manteau m (plural manteaux)

  1. coat
  2. mantle (garment worn by Orthodox bishops)
  3. (geology) mantle
  4. (biology) mantle (of molluscs)
  5. (heraldry) pavilion

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