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Etymology

From Old French martre sable "sable marten", an animal (see below). Possibly from an Old Slavonic word; compare with Russian соболь.

Pronunciation

Noun

A sable (Martes zibellina)

Singular
sable

Plural
s

sable (s)
  1. A small mammal, related to the marten of Eurasia and North Pacific Islands. Taxonomic name: Martes zibellina.
  2. The marten. Taxonomic name: Mustela americana.
  3. A coat made from the fur of the sable.
  4. An artist's brush made from the fur of the sable.
  5. (heraldry): A black colour on a coat of arms.
  6. (color) a black colour, like that of sable fur.
    sable colour:   

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Adjective

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Positive
sable

Comparative
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  1. (color) of a black colour, like that of sable fur.
    • 2002, Christopher Paolini, Eragon, ch 3
      They wound between the wagons to a tent removed from the rest of the traders'. It was crimson at the top and sable at the bottom, with thin triangles of colors stabbing into each other.
  2. (heraldry): In blazon, of the colour black.
  3. Made of sable fur.

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References

  • Random House Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1987.

French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Latin sabulum

Noun

sable m. (plural sables)

  1. sand
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Etymology 2

From Old French martre sable "sable marten", an animal. Possibly from an Old Slavonic word; compare with Russian соболь.

Noun

sable m. (plural sables)

  1. The heraldic colour sable; black.

Spanish

Noun

sable m. (plural sables)

Singular
sable m.

Plural
sables m.

  1. saber; cutlass

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