lapidaire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lapidārius (stony). The terse sense is from “inscription lapidaire”, short inscriptions carved in stone.

Adjective[edit]

lapidaire (plural lapidaires)

  1. related to stone
  2. (figuratively) terse (abruptly short)

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Noun[edit]

lapidaire m, f (plural lapidaires)

  1. lapidary, gemsmith

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