requin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French requin ‘shark’; see below.

Noun[edit]

requin (plural requins)

  1. (dated) The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


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Etymology[edit]

1529; Normand reflex of Old French reschin (12th c.), deverbal of reschignier ‘to grimace while bearing teeth’, rekigner ‘to make an ugly face’.[1][2]

Noun[edit]

requin m (plural requins)

  1. shark

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Albert Deshayes, Dictionnaire étymologique du breton (Douarnenez: Le Chasse-Marée, 2003).
  2. ^ Alain Rey, ed., Dictionnaire historique de la langue française, 4th edn. (Paris: Le Robert, 2010), 8203-4.

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