aîné

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See also: aine, ainé, aîne, Áine, -aine, and -aiñe

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French aisné, from Old French aisné, contraction of ainz (before) + (born).

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Adjective[edit]

aîné (feminine aînée, masculine plural aînés, feminine plural aînées)

  1. oldest, elder (sibling)
    Mon frère aîné
    My oldest brother.

Noun[edit]

aîné m (plural aînés, feminine aînée)

  1. eldest (boy)
  2. older brother
  3. elder
  4. old person

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