Borrowing from Old French corbel, from Late Latin corbellus, corvellus, diminutive of Latin corvus (“raven”).
corbel (plural corbels)
- (architecture) A structural member jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.
corbel (third-person singular simple present corbels, present participle corbelling or corbeling, simple past and past participle corbelled or corbeled)
- (transitive) To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel.
Either a diminutive of corp (“raven”), corf, or from a Late Latin corbellus, corvellus, from Latin corvus (Vulgar Latin variant *corbus).
corbel m (oblique plural corbeaus or corbeax or corbiaus or corbiax or corbels, nominative singular corbeaus or corbeax or corbiaus or corbiax or corbels, nominative plural corbel)
- crow (bird)