caboche

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Norman/Picard dialect, from Old Northern French, equivalent to the Old French caboce.

Compare the English cabbage ultimately of the same origin. Compare also Italian caboccia, capoccia, possibly ultimately from a derivative Latin caput.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caboche f (plural caboches)

  1. (colloquial, anatomy) head

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman caboche; further origin is disputed.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkabɔtʃ(ə)/, /ˈkabətʃ(ə)/, /ˈkabədʒ(ə)/, /ˈkabidʒ(ə)/

Noun[edit]

caboche (plural caboches)

  1. cabbage (as a plant or a comestible)
  2. (rare) A kind of fish.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: cabbage
    • Sranan Tongo: kabisi
    • Abenaki: kabij
  • Scots: cabbitch

References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Northern French caboce.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

caboche f (plural caboches)

  1. cabbage

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First known attestation of this spelling in the 13th century[1], northern variant of caboce, where -ch- replaces -c-.

Noun[edit]

caboche f (oblique plural caboches, nominative singular caboche, nominative plural caboches)

  1. (Picardy, Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of caboce

References[edit]

  1. ^ caboche” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).