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The cartouche of Ramses II.

Etymology

French, from Italian cartoccio, from carta, from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khartēs)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cartouche

Plural
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cartouche ({{{1}}})
  1. (architecture) an ornamental figure, often on an oval shield
  2. (Egyptian hieroglyphics) an oval figure containing characters that represent the names of royal or divine people
  3. a paper cartridge

Quotations

  • 1887H. Rider Haggard, She, ch III
    Besides the uncial writing on the convex side of the sherd at the top, painted in dull red, on what had once been the lip of the amphora, was the cartouche already mentioned as being on the scarabaeus, which we had also found in the casket. The hieroglyphics or symbols, however, were reversed, just as though they had been pressed on wax.

Translations

paper cartridge

  • Swedish: kardus (general-purpose container), kartesch (specific for artillery cartridges)

French

Etymology

from Italian cartoccio, from carta, from Latin charta, from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khartēs)

Noun

cartouche m.

  1. cartouche (ornamental figure)
  2. cartouche (Egyptian hieroglyphic of name)

cartouche f.

  1. cartridge (explosive shell)

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