marsouin

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French[edit]

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un marsouin

Etymology[edit]

Occurring in a 1086 Medieval Latin translation of the Domesday Book, from Old English mereswīn (porpoise), but probably reborrowed from another Germanic source cognate to the Old English word, from Old Frankish *mariswīn, Middle Dutch meerswijn, or Old Norse marsvín (dolphin), all ultimately from Proto-Germanic *mariswīną (dolphin, porpoise). More at English mereswine. Cf. also the Old French porpeis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maʁ.swɛ̃/
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Noun[edit]

marsouin m (plural marsouins)

  1. porpoise

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