cheval

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cheval. See cavalcade. Doublet of caple.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cheval (plural chevaux)

  1. (obsolete) Only in compounds : a horse; hence, a support or frame.

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  1. A long mirror.
    • 1842, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Lady Anne Granard, volume 2, page 192:
      "Very well, indeed, exceeding well, for un peu passée, the mother of five young women. 'Tis as well they are not here, perhaps," said Lady Anne, as she examined herself from side to side, in the longest cheval the hotel afforded.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cheval in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)

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Franco-Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), of Gaulish origin.

Noun[edit]

cheval m (plural chevôx, feminine cavala)

  1. horse

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French cheval, from Old French cheval, from Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), of disputed origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃə.val/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

cheval m (plural chevaux, feminine jument)

  1. horse
  2. horsepower
  3. (slang) tall and slim woman, beautiful woman (only in the feminine form, jument)
  4. (slang) horse, H (narcotic)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Antillean Creole: chouval
  • Canadian French: joual
  • Michif: zhwal
  • Guianese Creole: chouval
  • Haitian Creole: chwal
  • Malagasy: soavaly
  • English: cheval
  • Esperanto: ĉevalo
  • Garifuna: xuval

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cheval.

Noun[edit]

cheval m (plural chevaux or chevaulx)

  1. horse

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), of Gaulish origin.

Noun[edit]

cheval m (oblique plural chevaus or chevax or chevals, nominative singular chevaus or chevax or chevals, nominative plural cheval)

  1. horse

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