maple - Wiktionary

maple – Wiktionary

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Etymology[edit]

From Previous English *mapul (attested in mapultrēow and mapulder), from Proto-Germanic *mapulaz (evaluate Previous Saxon mapulder, Previous Excessive German mazaltra, mazzaltra; Previous Norse mǫpurr, Center Low German mapeldorn, dialectal Dutch meppel, German Masseller, Maßholder), maybe a mix of *masuraz (knob; maple-tree) (evaluate Previous English mæsen (maple), Previous Norse mǫsurr (maple), German Maser (knob, offshoot)) and *aplaz (apple) (see apple), from *masą (lump, knob) (evaluate out of date German Mase (scar), fashionable Maser (speck, measle).[1][2] Extra at measles.

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maple (countable and uncountable, plural maples)

  1. A tree of the Acer genus, characterised by its often palmate leaves and winged seeds.
  2. The wooden of such a tree, prized for its hardness and enticing look

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  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, s.v. “Maser” (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2002).
  2. ^ Francis A. Wooden, “Germanic Etymologies”, Fashionable Philology (College of Chicago Press, January 1914), 1.

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