What does gerbe mean?

Definitions for gerbe

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  1. gerbe(Noun)

    a (wheat) sheaf (now obsolete meaning)

  2. gerbe(Noun)

    something resembling a (wheat) sheaf in appearance

  3. gerbe(Noun)

    an abstract construction in homological algebra and geometry providing a certain type of generalisation for a sheaf

  4. Origin: Late 16th century, from French gerbe, from Frankish garba or garbe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gerbe(noun)

    a kind of ornamental firework

  2. Origin: [F., prop. a sheaf.]


  1. Gerbe

    In mathematics, a gerbe is a construct in homological algebra and topology. Gerbes were introduced by Jean Giraud following ideas of Alexandre Grothendieck as a tool for non-commutative cohomology in degree 2. They can be seen as a generalization of principal bundles to the setting of 2-categories. Gerbes provide a convenient, if highly abstract, language for dealing with many types of deformation questions especially in modern algebraic geometry. In addition, special cases of gerbes have been used more recently in differential topology and differential geometry to give alternative descriptions to certain cohomology classes and additional structures attached to them. "Gerbe" is a French word that literally means wheat sheaf.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gerbe

    jerb, n. something resembling a sheaf of wheat: a kind of firework. [Fr.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gerbe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gerbe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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