bracelet

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English

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Bracelet from Persia.

Etymology

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From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (arm).

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Noun

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bracelet (plural bracelets)

  1. A band or chain worn around the wrist as jewelry/jewellery or an ornament.
    Synonym: wristband
    Coordinate term: wristband
  2. The strap of a wristwatch, used to secure it around the wrist.
    Synonyms: watchband, watchstrap, wristband
  3. (historical) A piece of defensive armour for the arm.[1]
    Coordinate term: brassard
    • 1903, Campbell Cowan Edgar, Greek Sculpture, page 57:
      [...] and fastened on his breast by a buckle consisting of a Gorgoneion (with wings on temples and serpent-knot below chin), a sword-belt over right shoulder, bracelets, greaves (with lions' heads at the knees) and sandals.

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Verb

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bracelet (third-person singular simple present bracelets, present participle braceleting or braceletting, simple past and past participle braceleted or braceletted)

  1. (transitive) To surround with, or as if with, a bracelet; to ring or encompass.

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References

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  1. ^ Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature: Volume 4, January 1, 1816 by John Brown page 287

French

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Middle French bracelet, from Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (arm).

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Noun

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bracelet m (plural bracelets)

  1. bracelet

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Descendants

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  • Portuguese: bracelete

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Middle French

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Etymology

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From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (arm).

Noun

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bracelet m (plural bracelés or braceletz)

  1. bracelet (jewelry)
  2. bracelet (armor)

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References

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  • bracelet on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Old French

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Noun

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bracelet oblique singularm (oblique plural bracelez or braceletz, nominative singular bracelez or braceletz, nominative plural bracelet)

  1. diminutive of bras (arm)
  2. bracelet (jewelry)

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