canapé

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French canapé.

Noun[edit]

canapé (plural canapés)

  1. An hors d’oeuvre, a bite size slice open-faced sandwich made of thin bread or toast topped with savory garnish.
  2. A piece of furniture similar to a couch or settee, an elegant sofa.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French conopé, conope (later altered in form and meaning based on Medieval Latin canāpēum, alteration of canōpēum (mosquito net)), itself from Latin cōnōpēum (seat with a baldaquin), from Ancient Greek κωνωπεών (kōnōpeōn), from κώνωψ (kōnōps). Cognate with English canopy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

canapé m (plural canapés)

  1. sofa
  2. piece of toast covered with some savory (finger) food

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition
  • H. H. Mallinckrodt, Latijn Nederlands woordenboek (Aula n° 24), Utrecht-Antwerpen, Spectrum, 1959 [Latin - Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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