What does armoire mean?

armoire meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1570s, from French armoire, from Old French armarie (12c.) "cupboard, bookcase, reliquary," from Latin armarium "closet, upper body, place for executes or resources," from arma "gear, tools, hands" (see arm (n.2)). Before becoming reborrowed from French, the word earlier was in English as ambry (belated 14c.).

armoire meaning in General Dictionary

a large clothes or closet; initially utilized for keeping tools

armoire - French to English


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  • integrated closet
  • wardrobe