sceau

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French seel (whence also English seal), from Vulgar Latin *segellum, from Latin sigillum.

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Noun[edit]

sceau m (plural sceaux)

  1. seal (pattern; design)

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French seel. The change in spelling from seau to sceau is unexplained, although it may be to disambiguate with seau(bucket)[1].

Noun[edit]

sceau m (plural sceaulx)

  1. seal (a stamp in wax to seal a letter)

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References[edit]

  • sceau on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)
  1. ^ sceau” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French sceau.

Noun[edit]

sceau m (plural sceaus)

  1. (Guernsey) seal

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