caboce

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • caboche (Anglo-Norman, Picardy, 13th century onwards)

Etymology[edit]

From the pejorative suffix ca- + boce, which is disputed:

Noun[edit]

caboce f (oblique plural caboces, nominative singular caboce, nominative plural caboces)

  1. (anatomy) head

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “*bottia”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 10, page 469