The English Language
Borrowed Words From
Words from this language include many entertainment terms ("ballad", "minstrel").
Many terms now thought of as being "French" are from Provençal. Examples include food items ("escargot", "truffle") and clothes ("beret", "boutique").
A significant number of Provençal words end in -AD or -ADE.
|ballad||dancing song||One of many entertainment words from Provencal.|
|beret||Flat, round hat.|
|boutique||small shop||Shop selling fashionable clothes.|
|cabin||Amall dwelling or crew compartment.|
|capstan||Device for winding cable.|
|charade||conversation||A word guessing game.|
|cocoon||little shell||Silky case spun by insects.|
|crusade||cross||Religious Middle Ages war between Christian and Muslim.|
|escargot||An edible snail.|
|fig||A type of fruit.|
|Harlequin||A pantomime character.|
|limousine||Named after its place of origin.|
|minstrel||musician||Travelling singer or musician.|
|nougat||nut||Sweet of sugar, honey, egg-white and nuts.|
|troubadour||compose||Lyric poet from 11th - 13th century France.|