instrument, of which "
See also:trumpet " is a diminutive; the
See also:term is now chiefly used in the sense of the sound of a trumpet, or a sound resembling it, such as is' made by an
See also:elephant . It has been usually accepted that the Romanic forms (cf . Span. and
See also:Port. trompa) represent a corruption of Latin
See also:tube . On the other
See also:hand a distinct imitative or echoic origin is sometimes assigned . (2) In the sense of a playing card belonging to the suit which beats all other
See also:cards of other suits for the
See also:period during which its
See also:rank lasts, "
See also:trump" is a corruption of "
See also:triumph." The name was first used of a
See also:game of cards, also known as "
See also:ruff," which was the
See also:parent of the
See also:modern game of
See also:whist . There are traces in
See also:English of an early confusion with a term meaning to deceive or
See also:trick, cf . " trumpery," properly deceit, imposture, hence idle talk, gossip, now chiefly used as an adjective, worthless, trivial . This is an adaptation of French lromper, to deceive, which, according to the generally received explanation, meant " to
See also:play on the trumpet," se lromper de quelqu'un being
See also:equivalent to play with a
See also:person, hence to cheat .
LYMAN TRUMBULL (1813-1896)
TRUMPET (Fr. trompette, clairon; Ger. ,Trompete, Kl...
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