souple

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

souple ‎(plural souples)

  1. The part of a flail that strikes the grain.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin supplex.

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Adjective[edit]

souple m, f ‎(plural souples)

  1. supple
  2. yielding

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French souple and Anglo-Norman souple, from Latin supplex

Adjective[edit]

souple

  1. flexible; supple
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      His bootes souple, his hors in greet estaat.
      His boots flexible, his horse in a fine condition

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

souple m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular souple)

  1. supple (which bends readily)
    • circa 1170, La vie de St. Emonde
      keue souple
      Supple tail