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, Spanish cabeza, possibly ultimately from a derivative Latin caput.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caboche f (plural caboches)

  1. (colloquial, anatomy) head

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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.

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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 Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).