chenil

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, inherited from Vulgar Latin canīle, from Latin canis (dog). Compare English kennel, which is derived ultimately from the same source but via an Anglo-Norman/Old Northern French variant which preserved the /k/ sound and hence adopted the /k/ spelling.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chenil m (plural chenils)

  1. kennel; kennels
  2. (colloquial, figuratively) pigsty (dirty or very untidy place)

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