canevas

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Etymology[edit]

From a combination of Old French chanevas, chenevas and Old Picard canevach. The Old French comes from a root ultimately derived from Latin *canapus, from cannabis, such as that of chanvre, possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *cannabāceus or *cannapāceus, and the Old Picard comes from Old Northern French canevas, of the ultimately the same origin as the previous word. Compare English canvas, itself borrowed from Old Northern French through Anglo-Norman.

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Noun[edit]

canevas m (plural canevas)

  1. (sewing) canvas; tapestry
  2. framework
  3. (cartography) network

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Northern French canevas, from Vulgar Latin *cannabāceus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkanəvas/, /ˈkanəvaːs/

Noun[edit]

canevas (uncountable)

  1. flaxen fabric, canvas
  2. A portion of canvas; a canvas item

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Adjective[edit]

canevas

  1. Made of canvas
  2. The colour of canvas; light brownish-yellow

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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak      broun, tawne
             claret              red ; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre              yelow, dorry ; canevas
             grasgrene              grene                           plunket ; ewage
             asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers              violet ; inde              rose, murrey ; purpel

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Noun[edit]

canevas m (oblique plural canevas, nominative singular canevas, nominative plural canevas)

  1. Alternative form of chenevas