plein

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Noun[edit]

plein n (plural pleinen, diminutive pleintje n)

  1. square, plaza
    Het plein van ons dorp werd onlangs heraangelegd met nieuwe bloemenperken.
    The square in our village was recently redone with new flowerbeds.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plēnus, from Proto-Italic *plēnos, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós (full). Compare Catalan ple, Esperanto plena, Ido plena, Italian pieno, Portuguese cheio, Romanian plin, Sardinian prenu, Spanish lleno

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Adjective[edit]

plein m (feminine pleine, masculine plural pleins, feminine plural pleines)

  1. full, full up
    La voiture est pleine. — The car is full.
    C'est plein de légendes. — It's full of stories
  2. plenty
    Il y a plein de choses à faire. — There are plenty of things to do.
  3. solid
  4. (of a moon) full
  5. (preceded by en) mid-; middle
    en plein match — (right) in the middle of a match
    en plein concertmid-concert
    en plein essor — on the rise
    en pleine attaquemid-attack
  6. (of an animal) pregnant

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin plenus

Adjective[edit]

plein m (feminine pleine)

  1. full (containing much material)

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Romansch[edit]

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  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) plain
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) plagn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plēnus.

Adjective[edit]

plein m (feminine pleina, masculine plural pleins, feminine plural pleinas)

  1. (Sursilvan) full