gaine

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See also: gainé

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French guaïne, inherited from Latin vāgīna (with change of /w/ to /g/ invalid IPA characters (g), replace g with ɡ influenced by Germanic). Doublet of vagin. Compare Italian guaina, Catalan beina, Spanish vaina, Portuguese bainha.

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Noun[edit]

gaine f (plural gaines)

  1. sheath (for dagger etc.)
  2. (technology) casing, sheathing
  3. (botany) sheath

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Verb[edit]

gaine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gainer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of gainer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of gainer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of gainer
  5. second-person singular imperative of gainer

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