bedeau

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French bedel (officer in minor judicial affairs), from Frankish *bidil (candidate), from Proto-Germanic *bidilaz (seeker), from Proto-Germanic *bidjaną (to ask, beseech), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰidʰ- (to command), merging with Frankish *budil (official representative, herald), from Proto-Germanic *budilaz (messenger, herald), from Proto-Germanic *beudaną (to present, offer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (to be aware, comprehend). Akin to Old High German butil (beadle), Old English bydel (beadle), Old High German bitil, bitel (a candidate, requestor), bittan (to ask, seek). More at bid.

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Noun[edit]

bedeau m (plural bedeaux)

  1. verger

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