Origin of lucarneFr, altered (by associated, association with Old French luiserne, lantern: see lucerne) from Old French lucanne from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Frankish an unverified form lukinna, a lamp, diminutive from an unverified form luk-: for Indo-European base see light
Origin of lucarneFrench from Old French alteration ( influenced by luiserne light ) of Old Provençal lucana possibly of Germanic origin
- (architecture) A dormer-window.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.