maine

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See also: Maine, máine, and mâine

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

maine (plural maines)

  1. Obsolete form of main.
    • 1624: John Donne
      No man is an Illand, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the maine...

Adjective[edit]

maine (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete form of main.

Anagrams[edit]


Cimbrian[edit]

Determiner[edit]

maine

  1. vocative plural of main

Estonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Finnish maine.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

maine (genitive maine, partitive mainet)

  1. reputation
  2. prestige, renown, fame

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From maa +‎ -ne.

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maine (genitive maise, partitive maist)

  1. earthly, worldly

Declension[edit]


Finnish[edit]

(index ma)

Etymology[edit]

main- +‎ -e; the root is most likely connected with mainoa (to wonder, to praise), a dialectal word borrowed from a Sami language (compare Northern Sami máidnut), from mainita, itself borrowed from Proto-Germanic *mainijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑi̯neˣ/, [ˈmɑi̯ne̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑine
  • Syllabification: mai‧ne

Noun[edit]

maine

  1. reputation
  2. prestige, renown, fame
  3. (linguistics, dated) predicate

Declension[edit]

Inflection of maine (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative maine maineet
genitive maineen maineiden
maineitten
partitive mainetta maineita
illative maineeseen maineisiin
maineihin
singular plural
nominative maine maineet
accusative nom. maine maineet
gen. maineen
genitive maineen maineiden
maineitten
partitive mainetta maineita
inessive maineessa maineissa
elative maineesta maineista
illative maineeseen maineisiin
maineihin
adessive maineella maineilla
ablative maineelta maineilta
allative maineelle maineille
essive maineena maineina
translative maineeksi maineiksi
instructive mainein
abessive maineetta maineitta
comitative maineineen
Possessive forms of maine (type hame)
possessor singular plural
1st person maineeni maineemme
2nd person maineesi maineenne
3rd person maineensa

Compounds[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

maine

  1. Alternative form of mayn

Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

maine m (plural maines)

  1. (Gascony) domain[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patric Guilhemjoan, "Diccionari elementari occitan-francés francés-occitan (gascon)", 2005, Orthez, per noste, 2005, →ISBN, p. 91. As domaine in French.