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armoire

[ahrm-wahr, ahrm-wahr] /ɑrmˈwɑr, ˈɑrm wɑr/
noun
1.
a large wardrobe or movable cupboard, with doors and shelves.
Origin of armoire
1565-1575
1565-75; < Middle French; Old French blend of armaire and aumoire ambry
Can be confused
amour, armoire, armor.
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armoire

/ɑːmˈwɑː/
noun
1.
a large cabinet, originally used for storing weapons
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Old French armaire, from Latin armārium chest, closet; see ambry
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Word Origin and History for armoire
n.

1570s, from French armoire, from Old French armarie (12c.) "cupboard, bookcase, reliquary," from Latin armarium "closet, chest, place for implements or tools," from arma "gear, tools, arms" (see arm (n.2)). Before being reborrowed from French, the word earlier was in English as ambry (late 14c.).

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