houseau

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French housel ‎(boot, leggings), diminutive of huese, hose ‎(boot, leggings), from Frankish *husa, *hosa ‎(boot, leggings), from Proto-Germanic *husǭ, *hausaz ‎(covering, shell, trousers), from Proto-Indo-European *kawəs- / kawes- ‎(cover). Cognate with Old High German hosa ‎(German Hose, pants), Old English hose ‎(hose, pod, husk), Old Norse hosa ‎(trousers, stocking), Old Norse hauss ‎(skull). More at hose, hosen.

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houseau m ‎(plural houseaux)

  1. (historical) gaiter

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