caboche

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Norman/Picard dialect, from Old Northern French, equivalent to the Old French caboce, from ca- and a second element boce or bosse, of uncertain and disputed origin. 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

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Northern French [Term?] (compare Old French caboce), from ca- and a second element boce or bosse, of uncertain and disputed origin.

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).