gerbe

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See also: gerbé and gërbë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late 16th century, from French gerbe, from Frankish garba or garbe. Doublet of garb.

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Noun[edit]

gerbe (plural gerbes)

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  1. (now obsolete) A (wheat) sheaf.
  2. Something resembling a (wheat) sheaf in appearance. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (mathematics) An abstract construction in homological algebra and geometry providing a certain type of generalisation for a sheaf.
  4. (pyrotechnics) A kind of ornamental firework.
    • 1835, Frederick Bruhl, The Complete Art of Making Fireworks:
      on the top of the post fix a gerbe; then clothe all the cases with leaders , so that both they and the gerbe may take fire at the same time

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French gerbe, garbe, from Old French garbe, jarbe, from Frankish *garba, from Proto-Germanic *garbō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛʁb/
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Noun[edit]

gerbe f (plural gerbes)

  1. (agriculture) sheaf (of wheat)
  2. spray, bouquet (of flowers)
  3. collection, anthology (of pieces of literature)
  4. (heraldry) garb
  5. (historical) tithe on crops under the Ancien Régime
  6. (slang) puke, throw up (vomit)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: gerbe

Verb[edit]

gerbe

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

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

gerbe

  1. inflection of gerben:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative