mâtin

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See also: matin and matîn

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mastin, inherited from Vulgar Latin *mans'tinus, < *mansuetīnus (tamed (animal)), from Classical Latin mānsuētus (tamed). Cognate to English mastiff.

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Noun[edit]

mâtin m (plural mâtins)

  1. guard dog, watchdog, hound; mastiff
  2. (colloquial) sly old dog, cunning devil

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Interjection[edit]

mâtin

  1. (archaic) Good Lord!, I say!

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