Abat-jour etymology


French word abat-jour comes from French abattre, French jour (Day. Daylight, light. Opening, aperture.)

Etymology of abat-jour

Detailed word origin of abat-jour

Dictionary entry Language Definition
abattre French (fr) (pronominal) to descend upon with violence or furor. (pronominal, of lightning) to strike. (reflexive) to fall down, especially of tall things, such as trees. To butcher; to slaughter for meat. To cut down (a tree). To destroy or demolish (a wall). To shoot dead.
jour French (fr) Day. Daylight, light. Opening, aperture.
abat-jour French (fr) (architecture) skylight. (dated) eyeshade. Lampshade.