rainure

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See also: rainuré

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French roisner +‎ -ure, from Vulgar Latin *rucina, borrowed from Gaulish *rucina, in turn borrowed from Ancient Greek ῥῠκάνη (rhukánē, plane, a carpenter's tool). According to Beekes[1], the word is likely of Pre-Greek origin, and probably the source for Latin runcīna.

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Noun[edit]

rainure f (plural rainures)

  1. groove

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: ranhura
  • Spanish: ranura

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 1293

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