chemise

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See also: chemisé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French chemise, from Old French chemise (whence Old English ċemes, cemes (shirt)), from Late Latin camisa, camisia (shirt, undergarment, nightgown), from Frankish *chamithia, from Proto-Germanic *hamiþiją (clothes, shirt, skirt) (whence also Old English hemeþe), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱam- (cover, clothes). Cognate with Old High German hemidi (shirt) (German Hemd), Old English hemeþe (shirt), ham (undergarment), hama (covering, dress, garment). See also shimmy, from a dialectal variant. More at hame.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʃəˈmiːz/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

chemise (plural chemises)

  1. (historical) A loose shirtlike undergarment, especially for women.
  2. A short nightdress, or similar piece of lingerie.
  3. A woman's dress that fits loosely; a chemise dress.
  4. A wall that lines the face of a bank or earthwork.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French chemise, from Late Latin camisia, from Gaulish camisia, possibly ultimately from a Germanic reflex of Proto-Germanic *hamiþiją.

Noun[edit]

chemise f (plural chemises)

  1. shirt
  2. folder (office supplies)
  3. chemise (wall-enforcing earthwork)

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Descendants[edit]
  • Antillean Creole: chimiz
  • Guianese Creole: chimiz
  • Karipúna Creole French: ximiz
  • Louisiana Creole French: chimiz, chimij, chmiz, chimiy, chmij
  • Seychellois Creole: simiz, cemiz

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

chemise

  1. first/third-person singular present indicative of chemiser
  2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of chemiser
  3. second-person singular imperative of chemiser

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin camisia, from Transalpine Gaulish, of Germanic origin, from Proto-Germanic *hamiþiją.

Noun[edit]

chemise f (oblique plural chemises, nominative singular chemise, nominative plural chemises)

  1. shirt; overshirt

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