mien

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mine (whence also Danish mine and German Miene), appearance, perhaps from Breton min, face of an animal, or from Latin minio, to redden[1].

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mien (countable and uncountable, plural miens)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Demeanor; facial expression or attitude, especially one which is intended by its bearer.
  2. (countable) A specific facial expression
    • 2007 February 10, Claudia La Rocco, “Stony Miens and Sad Hearts”:
      It’s hard to say which is worse: the press-on smiles favored by many a ballet dancer, or the stony “I’m going to pretend this isn’t happening to me” miens often found in contemporary troupes like White Road.

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  1. ^ Le Robert pour tous, Dictionnaire de la langue française, Janvier 2004, p. 727, mine1

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the neuter of Latin meus.

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Pronoun[edit]

le mien m, la mienne f, les miens mpl, les miennes fpl

  1. mine

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