ancien

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin root *anteanus or *antianu, from Latin ante.

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Adjective[edit]

ancien m (feminine ancienne, masculine plural anciens, feminine plural anciennes)

  1. (before a noun) old, former, ex-:
    Mon ancien petit ami m'a plaquée.
    My ex-boyfriend ditched me.
  2. (after a noun) ancient

Usage notes[edit]

  • When ancien'’ comes before the noun it modifies, it means old, former or ex-; after, it means ancient.

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ancien, from Vulgar Latin *anteanus or *antianu, from Latin ante.

Adjective[edit]

ancien m (feminine ancienne, masculine plural anciens, feminine plural anciennes)

  1. ancient

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French ancien.

Adjective[edit]

ancien m (feminine singular ancienne, masculine plural anciens, feminine plural anciennes)

  1. old
  2. previous; former

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin root *anteanus or *antianu, from Latin ante.

Adjective[edit]

ancien m (feminine anciene)

  1. old; ancient

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