french hopscotch

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french hopscotch

Postby aries » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:55 pm

Marles is french hopskotch. Not sure what those words are at the top of the numbers (Paradiso??). Rashi on Kiddusim 21a says that small cubes used in games were called marelles. What are the small cubes or whatever they use in french hopskotch called today??
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Re: french hopscotch

Postby Enora » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:22 pm

The game is still called Marelle. Most people would call the rock used, caillou... meaning rock lol. It can also be called a jeton (token) or a palet. However the real word is "méreau" which was a coin in the middle ages and later a token..
Merelle is derived from Méreau (and the stone can be called both)
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