ébauche

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From early modern French esbauche ‎(the first form of a work of art, a proto-type), deverbal of Middle French esbaucher ‎(to rough-hew, frame), alteration (due to Middle French bauche ‎(beam, wooden crosspiece)) of Old French esbosquier, esboskier ‎(to rough-hew beams), from es- ‎(out) + bosc ‎(wood, firewood), from Frankish *bosk ‎(wood, firewood), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz ‎(wood, thicket). Cognate with Old French esbochier ‎(to prune grapes), French bois ‎(wood), bau ‎(crossbeam). More at bush, balk.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ébauche f ‎(plural ébauches)

  1. draft (early version of a written work)

Verb[edit]

ébauche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ébaucher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of ébaucher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of ébaucher
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of ébaucher
  5. second-person singular imperative of ébaucher

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