Grouan


Grouan
nfp gravier - Bretagne. Var.: grozol, grosol.

Glossaire des noms topographiques en France . 2013.

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  • grouan — variant of growan …   Useful english dictionary

  • grouan — coll graviers …   Dictionnaire Breton-Français

  • Gravel — Grav el, n. [OF. gravele, akin to F. gr?ve a sandy shore, strand; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. grouan gravel, W. gro coarse gravel, pebbles, and Skr. gr[=a]van stone.] 1. Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gravel powder — Gravel Grav el, n. [OF. gravele, akin to F. gr?ve a sandy shore, strand; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. grouan gravel, W. gro coarse gravel, pebbles, and Skr. gr[=a]van stone.] 1. Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Growan — Grow an, n. [Cf. Arm. grouan gravel, Corn. grow gravel, sand.] (Mining.) A decomposed granite, forming a mass of gravel, as in tin lodes in Cornwall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • growan — /groh euhn, grow /, n. decomposed granite. [1745 55; < Cornish *growan (c. Breton grouan), deriv. of grou gravel] * * * …   Universalium

  • grève — 1. (grè v ) s. f. 1°   Terrain uni et sablonneux le long de la mer ou d une grande rivière. •   Deux fois par jour la mer reçut ordre de se lever de nouveau dans son lit et d envahir ses grèves, CHATEAUB. Génie, I, IV, 4. •   Que j aime à… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • gravel — [13] Gravel is of Celtic origin. It has been traced to a prehistoric Celtic *gravo ‘gravel’, never actually recorded but deduced from Breton grouan and Cornish grow ‘soft granite’. French borrowed it as grave ‘gravel, pebbles’ (perhaps the source …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • gravel — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. gravele sand, gravel, dim. of grave sand, seashore (Mod.Fr. grève), possibly from Celtic *gravo (Cf. Welsh gro coarse gravel, Bret. grouan, Cornish grow gravel ), perhaps ultimately from PIE *ghreu to rub, grind …   Etymology dictionary

  • ghrēu-2 : ghrǝu- : ghrū- —     ghrēu 2 : ghrǝu : ghrū     English meaning: to rub     Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘scharf darũber reiben, zerreiben”     Note: extension from gher “rub”     Material: Gk. *χραύω, Konj. Aor. χραύσῃ “ scratch, scrape, graze, wound slightly, injure… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary


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