maple

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English *mapul (attested in mapultrēow and mapulder), from Proto-Germanic *mapulaz (compare Old Saxon mapulder, Old High German mazaltra, mazzaltra; Old Norse mǫpurr, Middle Low German mapeldorn, dialectal Dutch meppel, German Masseller, Maßholder), perhaps a blend of *masuraz (knob; maple-tree) (compare Old English mæsen (maple), Old Norse mǫsurr (maple), German Maser (knob, offshoot)) and *aplaz (apple) (see apple), from *masą (lump, knob) (compare obsolete German Mase (scar), modern Maser (speck, measle).[1][2] More at measles.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeɪpl̩/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪpəl

Noun[edit]

maple (countable and uncountable, plural maples)

  1. A tree of the Acer genus, characterised by its usually palmate leaves and winged seeds.
  2. The wood of such a tree, prized for its hardness and attractive appearance

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, s.v. "Maser" (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2002).
  2. ^ Francis A. Wood, "Germanic Etymologies", Modern Philology (University of Chicago Press, January 1914), 1.

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