warren

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English warenne, from Anglo-Norman and Old Northern French warenne, from Old French guarenne, garenne, probably from a Germanic *warinne "game park", from the root *war- of Proto-Germanic *warjaną (ward off, defend against) (compare also Old French warir, guarir, a borrowing from this Germanic root). Alternatively the Old French may have derived from a Gaulish varenna (enclosed area), related to varros (post). [1]

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Noun[edit]

warren (plural warrens)

  1. The system of burrows where rabbits live.
  2. (figuratively) A mazelike place of dark alleys etc in which it's easy to lose oneself; especially one that may be overcrowded.
  3. A heart-shaped hoe.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/warren?s=t

Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

warren

  1. Plural form of war