foin

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old French foene, from Latin fuscina (trident).

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Noun[edit]

foin (plural foins)

  1. (archaic) A thrust.
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, XII, lv:
      They move their hands, steadfast their feet remain,
      Nor blow nor foin they struck or thrust in vain.

Verb[edit]

foin (third-person singular simple present foins, present participle foining, simple past and past participle foined)

  1. (archaic) To thrust with a sword; to stab at.
    • 1976, These Fastulfrs and Falsts could drink as well as they could foin or fight, and this has also been the case with me. — Robert Nye, Falstaff
    • Spenser
      He stroke, he soused, he foynd, he hewed, he lashed.
    • Dryden
      They lash, they foin, they pass, they strive to bore / Their corselets, and the thinnest parts explore.
  2. (archaic) To prick; to sting.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Huloet to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

French fouine (a marten).

Noun[edit]

foin (plural foins)

  1. The beech marten (Mustela foina).
  2. A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.
    • Fuller
      He came to the stake in a fair black gown furred and faced with foins.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Early Old French foin, fein < Latin faenum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

foin m (plural foins)

  1. hay

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faenum.

Noun[edit]

foin m (oblique plural foins, nominative singular foins, nominative plural foin)

  1. hay

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