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From Middle French brouette, from Old French baroueste ‎(barrow, dumper with one wheel), diminutive of barot ‎(barrow), from Frankish *barwa, *berwa ‎(barrow), from Proto-Germanic *barwijǭ, *barwǭ ‎(barrow), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-, *bʰrē- ‎(to carry, bear). Compare French dialectal barou ‎(Rouchi, barrow), barotte ‎(Génevois, barrow), barrô ‎(Burgundy, barrow), Italian baroccio ‎(cart) from the same Germanic source. See birouchette. Cognate with Middle Dutch berie ‎(barrow), Middle High German bere ‎(barrow), Old English bearwe ‎(barrow). More at barrow.

Old French baroueste was assimilated in form to Old French brouete, berouette, berouaite ‎(small two-wheeled cart), believed to be a diminutive of Old Northern French *beroue, from Latin birota ‎(a two-wheel cart, usually drawn by horse or mule), which may have additionally been conflated with the Germanic forms above.



brouette f ‎(plural brouettes)

  1. wheelbarrow; barrow (small vehicle used to carry a load and pulled or pushed by hand)

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  1. first-person singular present indicative of brouetter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of brouetter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of brouetter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of brouetter
  5. second-person singular imperative of brouetter

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • brouete (approximately as common)


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brouette f (plural brouettes)

  1. wheelbarrow