baril

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰer-

From Middle French, from Old French baril, bareil ‎(barrel), of uncertain origin. An attempt to link baril to Old French barre ‎(bar, bolt) (compare Medieval Latin barra ‎(bar, rod)) via assumed Vulgar Latin *barrīculum meets the phonological requirement, but fails to connect the word semantically. The alternate connection to Frankish *baril, *beril, or Gothic 𐌱𐌴𐍂𐌹𐌻𐍃 ‎(berils, container for transport), from Proto-Germanic *bērilaz ‎(barrel, jug, container), from Proto-Indo-European *bher-, *bhrē- ‎(to carry, transport), is more plausible as it connects not only the form of the word but also the sense. Compare also Old High German biril ‎(jug, large pot), Luxembourgish Bärel, Bierel ‎(jug, pot), Old Norse berill ‎(barrel for liquids), Old English byrla ‎(barrel of a horse, trunk, body). More at bear.

Noun[edit]

baril m ‎(plural barils)

  1. barrel (volume used to measure petroleum and similar products)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰer-
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Noun[edit]

baril m ‎(oblique plural bariz or barilz, nominative singular bariz or barilz, nominative plural baril)

  1. small barrel

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References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (baril, supplement)