cervelle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French cervelle, from Old French cervele, from Latin cerebella, the plural of cerebellum (whence French cerveau) reinterpreted as a feminine singular.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛʁ.vɛl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

cervelle f (plural cervelles)

  1. (archaic or derogatory) brain (organ of thought)
    utilise ta cervelle, banane !
    use your brain, idiot!
  2. (cooking) brains

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cervele.

Noun[edit]

cervelle f (plural cervelles)

  1. brain (anatomy)

Descendants[edit]

  • French: cervelle