carreau

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French quarel, from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus from Classical Latin quadrus. Compare Italian quadrello, Spanish cuadrillo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.ʁo/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

carreau m (plural carreaux)

  1. square (as a geometrical shape)
  2. (card games) diamonds (card suit)
  3. tile (compare with carrelage, meaning tiles or tiling)
  4. windowpane
  5. bolt (crossbow projectile)
  6. (Haiti) a unit of land, 100 square pas (where a pas is 3.5 French feet or pieds): roughly 1.3 hectares or 3.2 acres

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Suits in French · couleurs (layout · text)
SuitHearts.svg SuitDiamonds.svg SuitSpades.svg SuitClubs.svg
cœur carreau pique trèfle

Further reading[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French quarel, from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus, from Classical Latin quadrus.

Noun[edit]

carreau m (plural carreaux)

  1. (Jersey, card games) diamond
Suits in Norman · couleurs (layout · text)
SuitHearts.svg SuitDiamonds.svg SuitSpades.svg SuitClubs.svg
tchoeu carreau picl'ye trêfl'ye