marraine

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From Old French marrene, from a Vulgar Latin root *matrīna (with a later suffix change to -ana in transitioning to Old French), from Latin māter. Compare Italian and Spanish madrina, Occitan mairina, Portuguese madrinha.

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  • IPA(key): /ma.ʁɛn/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛn

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marraine f (plural marraines)

  1. godmother (woman present at the christening of a baby who promises to help raise the child in a Christian manner); feminine of parrain

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