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cahier

[ka-yey, kah-; French ka-yey] /kæˈyeɪ, kɑ-; French kaˈyeɪ/
noun, plural cahiers
[ka-yeyz, kah-; French ka-yey] /kæˈyeɪz, kɑ-; French kaˈyeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Bookbinding. a number of sheets of paper or leaves of a book placed together, as for binding.
2.
a report of the proceedings of any body:
A cahier of the committee was presented to the legislature.
3.
(italics) French.
  1. notebook; exercise book; journal.
  2. paperback book.
Origin of cahier
1835-1845
1835-45; < French; Middle French quaer gathering (of sheets of a book); see quire1
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cahier

/kaje/
noun
1.
a notebook
2.
a written or printed report, esp of the proceedings of a meeting
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n.

"exercise book," c.1845, from French cahier "writing book, copy-book," from Old French cayer, originally quaier "sheet of paper folded in four" (see quire).

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