Ambroise pare

[ahn-brwaz] /ɑ̃ˈbrwaz/ (Show IPA), 1510–90, French surgeon.
Historical Examples

ambroise pare, standing in a corner, caught a glance which the duke cast upon him, and immediately advanced.
Catherine de’ Medici Honore de Balzac

It was nine o’clock in the evening and the company were awaiting ambroise pare.
Catherine de’ Medici Honore de Balzac

In the 1540s, ambroise pare from France, a barber-surgeon who was the son of a servant, was an army surgeon.
Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. S. A. Reilly

The famous ambroise pare had amputated the two broken fingers, and had dealt with the wound in the arm.
The Historical Nights’ Entertainment Rafael Sabatini

No sooner was he in the open street than Ruggiero took his arm and asked by what means ambroise pare proposed to save the king.
Catherine de’ Medici Honore de Balzac

verb (transitive)
to peel or cut (the outer layer) from (something)
to cut the edges from (the nails); trim
to decrease bit by bit
Ambroise (ɑ̃brwaz). 1510–90, French surgeon. He reintroduced ligature of arteries following amputation instead of cauterization

“to trim by cutting close,” c.1300, from Old French parer “arrange, prepare; trim, adorn,” and directly from Latin parare “make ready, furnish, provide, arrange, order,” related to parere “produce, bring forth, give birth to,” from PIE root *pere- “produce, procure, bring forward, bring forth,” and derived words in diverse senses (cf. Lithuanian pariu “to brood,” Greek poris “calf, bull,” Old High German farro, German Farre “bullock,” Old English fearr “bull,” Sanskrit prthukah “child, calf, young of an animal,” Czech spratek “brat, urchin, premature calf”). Generalized meaning “to reduce something little by little” is from 1520s. Related: Pared; paring.

Paré Pa·ré (pä-rā’), Ambroise. 1517?-1590.

French surgeon who made numerous improvements to operating methods, including the ligature of arteries rather than cauterization.


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