lucarne (plural lucarnes)
- (architecture) A dormer-window.
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From Middle French lucarne, luquarme, from Old French lucanne (“opening in the roof of a house, skylight, loft”), from Frankish *lūkinna (“opening closed by a valve, flap”), from Proto-Germanic *lūkinjō (“aperture, window”), from *lūkaną (“to lock, turn”), from Proto-Indo-European *lewg- (“to bend, turn”). Cognate with Middle Low German lūke (“skylight, window”), Dutch luik (“trap door, shutter”), German Luke (“hatch, hatchway, skylight”). More at lock.
lucarne f (plural lucarnes)