enfant

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French enfant/enfes, from Latin īnfāns.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

enfant m, f (plural enfants)

  1. child (someone who is not yet an adult)
  2. child (offspring)

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Usage notes[edit]

Rarely used as a feminine noun

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin infans.

Noun[edit]

enfant m (plural enfanz)

  1. child

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin infans.

Noun[edit]

enfant m (plural enfants)

  1. child

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin infans.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (oblique singular) early IPA(key): /ɛ̃n.fãnt/, later IPA(key): /ãn.fãnt/ (after lowering of nasalized vowels)
  • (nominative singular) early IPA(key): /ɛ̃n.fəs/, later IPA(key): /ãn.fəs/

Noun[edit]

enfant m (oblique plural enfanz, nominative singular enfes, nominative plural enfant)

  1. child

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