Meaning of écrin

GC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Meaning of écrin

What is the meaning of écrin ? It's not clear from searching the french dictionaries.

Asked 3 weeks ago
GC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Thanks for those links Jim and Maarten - a couple of sources there that I hadn't used before. 

I think you are correct Maarten - un écrin somptueux = a sumptuous setting

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi G,

Have you tried here? :-

https://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/%C3%A9crin

A number of possibilities -- Boîte, coffret, jewellery box. Have a look at the link for all meanings then you can assess the context for your particular query.

Hope this helps.

Jim

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Haven’t done the full exercise, but from the audio, I think it is referring to the figurative, environmental meaning - a (verdant) setting or background/backdrop.

https://dictionnaire.lerobert.com/definition/ecrin

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/écrin

Meaning of écrin

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