marten

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See also: Marten and Mårten

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɑː.tɪn/, /ˈmɑː.tən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹ.tən/, [ˈmɑɹ.ʔn̩]
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  • Hyphenation: mar‧ten
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)tɪn
  • Homophones: martin, Martin (in some accents)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English martren, martryn, from Old French martrine (marten fur), from Old Dutch *marthrīn (of marten fur), from *marthar (marten). Displaced Old English mearþ, from Proto-Germanic *marþuz.

Noun[edit]

marten (plural martens)

Stuffed European pine marten.
  1. Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Martes in the family Mustelidae.
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Noun[edit]

marten (plural martens)

  1. Archaic form of martin (the bird)
    • 1829, Magazine of Natural History (volume 1, page 402)
      Towards the end of the month, swallows and house martens congregate, and are often seen resting on the ridges or sloping roofs of buildings.

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