maison

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See also: Maison and maîson

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French maisun, meson, inherited from Latin mansiō, mansiōnem (abode, home, dwelling), from maneō (remain, stay) (whence also French manoir).

Doublet of mansion, a borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛ.zɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃
  • Homophone: maisons
  • Hyphenation: mai‧son

Noun[edit]

maison f (plural maisons)

  1. house

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French maisun, meson.

Noun[edit]

maison f (plural maisons)

  1. house (building intended to be lived in)
  2. house; dynasty
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 31:
      il dist qu'il estoit de la maison au Roy Artus
      he says he was from the House of King Arthur

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French maison.

Noun[edit]

maison f (plural maisons)

  1. fashion house