boulanger

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French boulanger, from Old French boulanger, bolengier ‎(baker), from Old Picard boulenc ‎(bun-maker, bread-maker), of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *bolla ‎(bun), from Proto-Germanic *bullǭ, *bullô ‎(ball, bowl, round object), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- ‎(to inflate, swell) + -enc ‎(-ing), from Frankish *-ing ‎(-ing), from Proto-Germanic *-ingaz ‎(-ing). Cognate with Old High German bolla ‎(fine wheat flour), Middle Dutch bolle ‎(bun, round bread), Middle High German bolle ‎(bud, spherical vessel), Danish bolle ‎(bun, bread), Old English bolle, bolla ‎(bowl, cup, pot, measure). More at bowl, -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boulanger m ‎(plural boulangers, feminine boulangère)

  1. baker

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

boulanger

  1. to prepare and bake bread

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written boulange- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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