grecque

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See also: Grecque

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French grecque, feminine of grec (Greek)

Noun[edit]

grecque (plural grecques)

  1. An ornament supposed to be of Greek origin, especially a fret or meander.
    • 1861, The What-not; or Ladies' Handy-book (page 159)
      The sleeves are wide; the revers, or deep cuffs, being formed by a grecque similar to that of the skirt.
  2. A vessel with a perforated bottom for making coffee without grounds.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for grecque in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɛk/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

grecque

  1. feminine singular of grec

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French grecque, feminine singular of grec (Greek), from Middle French grec (Ancient Greek), from Latin Graecus (Greek, Grecian), from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós, Graecian), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ǵerh₂- (to grow old, mature).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɛk/, /ɡʁɛk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛk
  • Hyphenation: grecque

Adverb[edit]

grecque

  1. Only used in à la grecque (food served with olive oil, lemon juice and certain seasonings)
  2. Only used in a la grecque (food served with olive oil, lemon juice and certain seasonings)

Noun[edit]

grecque

  1. Only used in alagrecque-bord (stylized ribbon ornament or border of rectangular lines)