aîné

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See also: aine and Áine

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ainé (since the 1990 spelling reform)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French aisné, from Old French aisné, contraction of Old French ainz (before) + (born).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aîné m (feminine aînée, masculine plural aînés, feminine plural aînées)

  1. oldest, elder (sibling)
    Mon frère aîné
    My oldest brother.

Noun[edit]

aîné m (plural aînés, feminine aînée)

  1. eldest (boy)
  2. older brother

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