burin engraver's tool, 1660s, from Fr. burin, cognate with It. bolino, Sp. buril, perhaps from O.H.G. bora "tool for boring" (see BORE (Cf. bore) (v.)).

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  • burin — burin …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • burin — [ byrɛ̃ ] n. m. • 1420; a. it. burino, du longobard °boro « forêt » ♦ Ciseau d acier que l on pousse à la main et qui sert à graver. ⇒ 2. échoppe, guilloche, onglette, pointe (pointe sèche). Graver au burin. « j osais attaquer le bois directement …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • burin — burín s. n., pl. buríne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BURÍN s.n. Dăltiţă de silex folosită la prelucrarea osului şi lemnului. ♦ Stilet de gravat. [cf. fr. burin, it. burino]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • burin — BURIN. s. m. Outil, instrument pour graver. Ouvrage fait avec le burin, fait au burin. On dit, d Un excellent Graveur, qu Il a le burin beau, le burin delicat, pour dire, qu Il grave bien …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Burin — Bu rin, n. [F. burin, cf. It. burino, bulino; prob. from OHG. bora borer, bor[=o]n to bore, G. bohren. See 1st {Bore}.] 1. The cutting tool of an engraver on metal, used in line engraving. It is made of tempered steel, one end being ground off… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burin [1] — Burin (fr., spr. Büreng), Grabstichel; en b., mit dem Grabstichel gearbeitet; daher Buriniren, so v.w. graviren …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Burin [2] — Burin, District in der Provinz Neufundland (Britisch Nordamerika) an der Westküste der Placentia Bai; 4400 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Burin — (franz., spr. büräng), Grabstichel; burinieren, mit dem Grabstichel arbeiten; Wappen stechen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Burin — (frz. Büräng), Grabstichel des Kupferstechers; auch der Zahnmeißel des Zahnarztes; buriniren, mit dem Grabstichel arbeiten …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • burin — [byoor′in] n. [Fr < OFr < OIt burino, borino < Langobardic boro, borer; akin to OE bor: see BORE1] 1. a short, pointed cutting tool with a round handle, used by engravers 2. Archaeol. a Stone Age chisel: see AURIGNACIAN …   English World dictionary

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