tasse

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See also: tassé, tâsse, and Tasse

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From Middle English tasse (armor plate protecting the hip), from Old French tasse, tasche (purse; pouch), from Frankish *taska (pouch), from Proto-Germanic *taskǭ, cognate with Old High German tasca (pouch), German Tasche (pocket; pouch; bag).

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  • IPA(key): /tæs/
  • (file)

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tasse (plural tasses)

  1. A piece of armor for the thighs, in the form of plates (of one piece or segmented) hanging from the breastplate or from faulds.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 21:
      This included the head-piece and gorgett, the back and breast, with skirts of iron called tasses or tassets covering the thighs, as may be seen in the figures, representing the exercise of the pike, published anno 1622, by the title of the Military Art of Training; the same kind of armour was worn by the harquebusiers.
    Synonym: tasset

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From Arabic طَاس(ṭās) (a shortening of طَسْت(ṭast)), from Middle Persian tšt' (tašt), ultimately from the past participle of the Proto-Iranian verb *taš- (to make, construct; to cut), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *tā́ćšti, from Proto-Indo-European *tḗtḱ-ti ~ *tétḱ-n̥ti, from *tetḱ- (to create).

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tasse f (plural tasses)

  1. cup
  2. cupful

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  • Central Franconian: Tas, Taas
  • Luxembourgish: Taass
  • Vietnamese: tách

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tasse f

  1. plural of tassa

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A noa-name, a euphemistic replacement of the word ulv or varg (which is in itself originally a noa-word).

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tasse c

  1. (dialectal, euphemistic) wolf

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Declension of tasse 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tasse tassen tassar tassarna
Genitive tasses tassens tassars tassarnas

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