berceau

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French berçuel (diminutive of bers) from Vulgar Latin berciolum diminutive of *bertium, from Gaulish *berta (compare Old Irish bert(bundle)). Cognate with Catalan bressol and Galician berce

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berceau m ‎(plural berceaux)

  1. cradle, crib (bed for a baby)
  2. (figuratively) cradle, birthplace, place of origin
  3. (architecture) arch, vault

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