gâtine

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French gastine, from Old French gastine, guastine (uncultivated land, deserted ground), from Frankish *wuastinna, *wuostinna (desert, wasteland), from Proto-Germanic *wōstinjō (desert, waste, abandoned land), from Proto-Indo-European *wāsto- (empty, wasted). Influenced in form by gâter. Cognate with Middle High German wuostinne, wuosten (a desert, waste), Saterland Frisian Wüüste (a desert, waste), Old English wēsten (a waste, wilderness, desert). More at waste.

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gâtine f (plural gâtines)

  1. wasteland; moor
  2. (obsolete) marshy, waterproof and sterile ground

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