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12:42 Apr 4, 2007
French to English translations [PRO] Education / Pedagogy
French term or phrase:Coupe / Ortho.
This is from a course transcript and I don't know what it means, please help!
it could be: orthocentre, orthodontie, orthodoxe, orthogénèse, orthographe (but I doubt it as a course), orthonormé, orthopédie and maybe even orthophonie, though I don't know how that would fit in with coupe. I also found a type of machining.
I really think that your only solution is to ask what Ortho is short for in this case. Think of the etymology a comb. element in forming scientific and technical words, from Gk. ortho-, stem of orthos "straight, true, correct, regular," from PIE *eredh-
Do you have a time-frame or a country context?
Primary school programmes from 1945, suggests that "coupe" and "couture" were linked.
But another programme links "coupes" and "rimes" in reading out loud.