épaule

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See also: epaule, épaulé, êpaule, and êpaûle

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French espaule, from Old French espalle, from Vulgar Latin *spatla[1], from Late Latin spathula (flat, broad piece)[2], diminutive of Latin spatha (straight sword) (whence French épée (sword)). Doublet of spatule, which was a borrowing.

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Noun[edit]

épaule f (plural épaules)

  1. (anatomy) shoulder

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Verb[edit]

épaule

  1. inflection of épauler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clédat, Léon. 1905. Revue de philologie française et de littérature, tome XIX. Paris: Librairie Émile Bouillon. Page 71. https://books.google.com/books?id=SdsxAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
  2. ^ Etymology and history of “épaule”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

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