muscule

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin musculus. Compare French muscule, Portuguese músculo.

Noun[edit]

muscule (plural muscules)

  1. (military) A long movable shed used by besiegers in ancient times in attacking the walls of a fortified town.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for muscule in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

mūscule

  1. vocative singular of mūsculus

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin muscule, as if from Latin *mūscula, though the actual nominative plural of mūsculus is mūsculī, not *mūscula.

Noun[edit]

muscule f (oblique plural muscules, nominative singular muscule, nominative plural muscules)

  1. (anatomy) muscle