gâtine

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French gastine, from Old French gastine, guastine ‎(uncultivated land, deserted ground), from Frankish *wuastinna, *wuostinna ‎(desert, wasteland), from Proto-Germanic *wōstinjō ‎(desert, waste, abandoned land), from Proto-Indo-European *wāsto- ‎(empty, wasted). Influenced in form by gâter. Cognate with Middle High German wuostinne, wuosten ‎(a desert, waste), Saterland Frisian Wüüste ‎(a desert, waste), Old English wēsten ‎(a waste, wilderness, desert). More at waste.

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gâtine f ‎(plural gâtines)

  1. wasteland; moor
  2. (obsolete) marshy, waterproof and sterile ground

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