agrafe

noun \ ə-ˈgraf \
variants: or agraffe
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of agrafe

: a hook-and-loop fastening; especially : an ornamental clasp used on armor or costumes

Origin and Etymology of agrafe

borrowed from French agrafe, going back to Middle French agraffe, probably noun derivative of agrafer "to seize with a grappling hook, attach with a clasp," from a-, prefix forming transitive verbs (going back to Latin ad- ad-) + grafer, graffer "to clamp on," verbal derivative of grafe, graffe "hook," borrowed from Old High German khrapfo, going back to West Germanic *krappō — more at grape


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