aimant

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ.mɑ̃/, /e.mɑ̃/

Etymology 1[edit]

From aim(er) (to love) +‎ -ant.

Adjective[edit]

aimant (feminine aimante, masculine plural aimants, feminine plural aimantes)

  1. loving, affectionate
    Un mari aimant.A loving husband.

Participle[edit]

aimant

  1. present participle of aimer
  2. (preceded by en) gerund of aimer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *adimantis, a form of *adimas, from Latin adamās (hard iron). See also diamant.

Noun[edit]

aimant m (plural aimants)

  1. magnet
Descendants[edit]
  • Portuguese: ímã, íman
  • Spanish: imán

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

aimant

  1. present participle of aimer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *adimantis, a form of *adimas, from Latin adamās (hard iron).

Noun[edit]

aimant m (plural aimants)

  1. (Jersey) magnet

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

aimant ? (oblique plural aimanz or aimantz, nominative singular aimant, nominative plural aimanz or aimantz)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of adamant

References[edit]

adamant in Anglo-Norman Dictionary, Aberystwyth University, 2022