douille

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French douille, from Old French doile, doelle(the hollow part of a tool where the handle is fixed), from Old Frankish *dollī, *dullī(hollow tube, pipe), from Proto-Germanic *dulją(pipe), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰel-(curvature, hollow). Cognate with Old High German duli, tulli(pipe).

Noun[edit]

douille f ‎(plural douilles)

  1. socket (electrical socket)
  2. cartridge case (unprofessinal; the correct term in the military is étui)
  3. (archaic) money

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