grappe

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French grappe, grape, crape(cluster of fruit or flowers, bunch of grapes), from graper, craper(to pick grapes, literally to hook), of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *krappo(hook), from Proto-Germanic *krappô, *krappą(hook), from Proto-Indo-European *grep-(hook), *gremb-(crooked, uneven), from Proto-Indo-European *ger-(to turn, ebnd, twist). Cognate with Middle Dutch krappe(hook), Old High German krapfo(hook) (German Krapfe). More at cramp.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grappe f ‎(plural grappes)

  1. bunch, cluster

Usage notes[edit]

When used to quantify a stated object, the singular form of that object is used, contrary to English.

une grappe de raisin
a bunch of grapes

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

grappe f

  1. plural of grappa

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

grappe f ‎(oblique plural grappes, nominative singular grappe, nominative plural grappes)

  1. grappling hook
  2. (collectively) fruits or flowers together

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (grape)
  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (grappe, supplement)