Raines

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman Reins, Middle French Reins, variant of Reims (Rheims), the French town where the fabric was originally produced.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Raines (uncountable)

  1. (historical) A type of fine linen once imported from France.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke XV:
      There was a certayne riche man, which was clothed in purple, and fine raynes, and fared deliciously every daye.
  2. A surname​.