dessein

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Deverbal of Middle French desseigner (see dessiner).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /de.sɛ̃/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: dessin

Noun[edit]

dessein m (plural desseins)

  1. (literary) intention; plan; design

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