parallelogram etymology

English word parallelogram comes from Middle French parallélogramme

Detailed word origin of parallelogram

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
parallélogramme Middle French (frm)
parallelogram English (eng) (Gaelic games, dated) either of two rectangular areas (respectively the large parallelogram and the small parallelogram) abutting the goal line in front of the goal. (Since 1986 officially named the large rectangle and small rectangle, though the older names are still occasionally used.. (geometry) A convex quadrilateral in which each pair of opposite edges are parallel and of equal length.