lambeau

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Etymology[edit]

Middle French, from Old French label, lambel (Modern French: lambeau), of Germanic origin, from Low Frankish *labba ‎(torn piece of cloth), from Proto-Germanic *lappjaz, *lappēn, *lappōn, *lapil- ‎(cloth stuff, rag, scraps, flap, dewlap, lobe, rabbit ear), from Proto-Indo-European *leb- ‎(blade). Akin to Old High German lappa ‎(rag, piece of cloth) (German Lappen ‎(cloths)), Old English læppa ‎(skirt, flap of a garment). More at lap.

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lambeau m ‎(plural lambeaux)

  1. tatter, scrap

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