gardien

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French guardian, guardein (protector, guard), gardein, garden, from an earlier *gardenc, the first root deriving from guarder and the second of Germanic origin. The suffix was later changed; compare the Medieval Latin guardianus, which may have influenced it.

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gardien m (plural gardiens, feminine gardienne)

  1. guard (someone who keeps guard of something)
  2. guardian, warden (protector)
  3. guardian (someone who looks after something else)
  4. (law) guardian
  5. (sports) goalkeeper; goaltender

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