bricole vs onager what difference

what is difference between bricole and onager

English

Etymology

From French bricole, from Late Latin briccola, bricola, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɹɪˈkəʊl/, /ˈbɹɪkəl/
  • Homophone: brickle
  • Rhymes: -əʊl, -ɪkəl

Noun

bricole (plural bricoles)

  1. (military) A kind of traces with hooks and rings, used to drag manoeuvre guns where horses cannot be used.
  2. (military, historical) An ancient kind of military catapult.
  3. In court tennis, the rebound of a ball from a wall of the court; also, the side stroke or play by which the ball is driven against the wall; hence, (figuratively) an indirect action or stroke.
  4. (billiards) A shot in which the cue ball is initially driven against the cushion.

Anagrams

  • Corbeil, corbeil, orbicle

French

Etymology

From Italian briccola

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.kɔl/

Noun

bricole f (plural bricoles)

  1. (medicine) sling
  2. (colloquial) trifle
  3. a type of medieval catapult
  4. (military) a munitions store

Verb

bricole

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bricoler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of bricoler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of bricoler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of bricoler
  5. second-person singular imperative of bricoler

Further reading

  • “bricole” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From Middle English onager, onagir (wild ass; military catapult), from Anglo-Norman onager, Middle French onager, onagre, Old French onager, onagre (wild ass; military catapult) (modern French onagre), from Late Latin onager (large siege engine), Latin onager (wild ass), from Hellenistic Ancient Greek ὄναγρος (ónagros, wild ass), Byzantine Ancient Greek ὄναγρος (ónagros, large siege engine), from ὄνος (ónos, ass) + ἄγριος (ágrios, wild) (from ᾰ̓γρός (agrós, countryside; field) (possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ- (to drive)) + -ῐος (-ios, suffix forming adjectives)).

The “military engine” sense alludes to the strong recoil of the engine, likened to an onager’s kick; see the 2007 quotation.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒnədʒə/, /-ɡə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑnədʒɚ/, /ˈɔː-/
  • Hyphenation: ona‧ger

Noun

onager (plural onagers or onagri)

  1. The Asiatic wild ass or hemione (Equus hemionus), an animal of the horse family native to Asia; specifically, the Persian onager, Persian wild ass, or Persian zebra (Equus hemionus onager).
    Synonym: (obsolete) hemionus
  2. (military, historical) A military engine acting like a sling which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket powered by the torsion from a bundle of ropes or sinews operated by machinery; a torsion catapult.

Hypernyms

  • (military engine): catapult

Hyponyms

  • (wild ass):
    • khulan, koulan, kulan (Equus hemionus kulan)
    • chigetai, dziggetai, Mongolian wild ass (Equus hemionus hemionus)

Coordinate terms

  • (military engine): mangonel, trebuchet

Related terms

  • onagga (dauw or striped quagga)

Translations

References

Further reading

  • onager on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • onager (weapon) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • onager at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Gerona, Gorean, Orange, Ragone, groane, orange

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin onager, from Ancient Greek ὄναγρος (ónagros).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oːˈnaː.ɣər/
  • Hyphenation: ona‧ger
  • Rhymes: -aːɣər

Noun

onager m (plural onagers)

  1. onager, Asiatic wild ass, Equus hemionus
    Synonyms: halfezel, woudezel
  2. (historical) onager (Roman torsion catapult)

Latin

Alternative forms

  • onagrus

Etymology

From Hellenistic Ancient Greek ὄναγρος (ónagros, wild ass), from ὄνος (ónos, ass) + ἄγριος (ágrios, wild).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈo.na.ɡer/, [ˈɔnäɡɛɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈo.na.d͡ʒer/, [ˈɔːnɑd͡ʒɛr]

Noun

onager m (genitive onagrī); second declension

  1. wild ass; onager
  2. onager (type of military engine)

Declension

Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

See also

  • ballista
  • catapulta

Descendants

  • French: onagre
  • Italian: onagro
  • Portuguese: onagro
  • Spanish: onagro
  • English: onager

Further reading

  • onager in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • onager in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • onager in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • onager in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper’s Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Old French

Etymology

From Latin onager.

Noun

onager m (oblique plural onagers, nominative singular onagers, nominative plural onager)

  1. (clarification of this definition is needed)onager

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