bâtiment

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French bastiment, from Old French bastiment (act of building, fortification), from bastir (to build, make, sew), from Frankish *bastjan (to darn, weave, treat hemp threads), from Proto-Germanic *bastijaną (to bind with a thread, lace), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bhas- (to bind). Cognate with Old High German besten (to sew, weave, lace), Old English bæst (bast). More at bast.

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bâtiment m (plural bâtiments)

  1. building, edifice
  2. (nautical) ship or boat
  3. (nautical, military) warship

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