escarmouche

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French escarmouche

Noun[edit]

escarmouche (plural escarmouches)

  1. (obsolete) A skirmish.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French escarmuche, from Old French escharmuche (skirmish), from Old Italian scaramuccia (skirmish), from Lombardic *skirmjan or Frankish *skirmijan, from Proto-Germanic *skirmijaną (to shelter), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to cut). Cognate with Old High German skirmen, scirmen (to shield, defend, protect), skirm (shade, protection). More at skirmish, screen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escarmouche f (plural escarmouches)

  1. skirmish; dispute
  2. (military) skirmish (small combat)

Verb[edit]

escarmouche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of escarmoucher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of escarmoucher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of escarmoucher
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of escarmoucher
  5. second-person singular imperative of escarmoucher

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