infant

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English

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Etymology

From Middle English infaunt, borrowed from Latin īnfantem, accusative masculine singular of īnfāns, nominal use of the adjective meaning 'not able to speak', from īn- (not) + fāns, present participle of for (to speak). The verb is from Anglo-Norman enfanter, from the same Latin source. Doublet of infante.

Pronunciation

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn.fənt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪnfənt

Noun

infant (plural infants)

  1. A very young human being, from birth to somewhere between six months and two years of age after birth, needing almost constant care and attention.
    Synonym: baby
  2. (law) A minor.
    • 1793, William Peere Williams, Samuel Compton Cox, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, and of Some Special Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench [1695-1735]: De Term. S. Trin. 1731, page 602:
      Thomas Humphrey Doleman died the 30th of August 1712, an infant, intestate and without issue; Lewis the next nephew died the 17th of April 1716, an infant about sixteen years old, having left his mother Mary Webb, ...
  3. (obsolete) A noble or aristocratic youth.

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Verb

infant (third-person singular simple present infants, present participle infanting, simple past and past participle infanted)

  1. (obsolete) To bear or bring forth (a child); to produce, in general.

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin īnfantem.

Pronunciation

Noun

infant m (plural infants)

  1. infant, child
  2. infante
  3. footsoldier

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French

Noun

infant m (plural infants, feminine infante)

  1. infant (title)

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Middle English

Noun

infant

  1. Alternative form of infaunt

Polish

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Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish infante and Portuguese infante, from Latin īnfāns.

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Noun

infant m pers (female equivalent infantka)

  1. infante

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Further reading

  • infant in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • infant in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak

Etymology

Derived from Spanish infante and Portuguese infante.

Pronunciation

Noun

infant m anim (genitive singular infanta, nominative plural infanti, genitive plural infantov, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. prince, infante (son of a king in Spain and historically Portugal)

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References

  • infant”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024