cheval

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French. See cavalcade.

Noun[edit]

cheval ‎(plural chevaux)

  1. (obsolete) A horse; hence, a support or frame.

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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Franco-Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

cheval m ‎(plural chevôs)

  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 Gaulish origin.

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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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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]

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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Descendants[edit]

  • Norman: ch'fa (Guernsey), j'va (Jersey), queva (continental Normandy)