perron

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pierre(stone), from Anglo-Norman perron.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɛɹən/, /ˈpɛɹɒ̃/

Noun[edit]

perron ‎(plural perrons)

  1. (historical) A stone block used as the base of a monument, marker, etc.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter ij, in Le Morte Darthur, book X:
      hit wille be no worship for you to haue adoo with me / for ye are fressh and I am wounded sore / And therfor and ye wille nedes haue ado with me / Assigne me a day and thenne I shal mete with you withoute fayle / ye saye wel said sir Tristram / Now I assigne you to mete me in the medowe by the ryuer of Camelot / where Merlyon sette the peron
  2. (architecture) A platform outside the raised entrance to a church or large building, or the steps leading to such a platform.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Perron.

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perron n ‎(plural perrons, diminutive perronnetje n)

  1. platform on which passengers wait for a train: it is next to a spoor.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pierre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛʁɔ̃/, /peʁɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

perron m ‎(plural perrons)

  1. steps (to an entranceway), perron

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

perron m (plural perrons)

  1. perron (stone block used as the base of a monument, marker, etc.)
    • 1552, François Rabelais, Le Tiers Livre:
      Ces parolles dictes, se retira en sa tesniere, & sus le perron de la porte se recoursa robe, cotte, & chemise iusques aux escelles, & leurs monstroit son cul.

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

p(i)erre(stone) +‎ -on.

Noun[edit]

perron m ‎(oblique plural perrons, nominative singular perrons, nominative plural perron)

  1. block of stone

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