From Middle French jauge, from Old French jauge (“gauging rod”), from Frankish *galga, *galgō (“measuring rod, pole”), from Proto-Germanic *galgô (“pole, stake, cross”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰalgʰ-, *ǵʰalg- (“long switch, rod, shaft, pole, perch”). Cognate with Old High German galgo, Old Frisian galga, Old English ġealga (“cross-beam, gallows”), Old Norse galgi (“cross-beam, gallows”), Old Norse gelgja (“pole, perch”). More at gauge, gallows.
jauge f (plural jauges)
- a gauge
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “jauge” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).