gardien

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French guardian, guardein (protector, guard), gardein, garden, from an earlier *gardenc, the first root deriving from guarder and the second of Germanic origin. The suffix was later changed; compare the Medieval Latin guardianus, which may have influenced it.

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gardien m (plural gardiens, feminine gardienne)

  1. guard (someone who keeps guard of something)
  2. guardian, warden (protector)
  3. guardian (someone who looks after something else)
  4. (law) guardian
  5. (sports) Ellipsis of gardien de but (goalkeeper; goaltender; goalie;)

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