mascle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mascle, maskel, from Old French mascle, macle, from Medieval Latin mascula, from a Germanic source (compare English mesh).[1]

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Noun[edit]

mascle ‎(plural mascles)

  1. (historical) A lozenge-shaped piece of metal, used in making scale-mail armour.
  2. (heraldry) A lozenge with a smaller lozenge-shaped hole in the centre.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ mascle” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin masclus, from Latin masculus.

Noun[edit]

mascle m ‎(plural mascles)

  1. a male

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Adjective[edit]

mascle m ‎(feminine mascla, masculine and feminine plural mascles)

  1. (figuratively) energetic in a virile manner

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mascle

  1. vocative singular of masclus