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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹ.tɪn/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɑː.tɪn/
- Hyphenation: mar‧tin
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)tɪn
- Homophone: marten
From Middle French martin (French martinet).
martin (plural martins)
- Any of various passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, which also includes swallows, that catch insects whilst flying.
- 1842, Alfred Tennyson, “The Day-Dream. The Sleeping Palace.”, in Poems. […], volume II, London: Edward Moxon, […], →OCLC, page 150:
- Roof-haunting martins warm their eggs: / In these, in those the life is stay’d.
martin (plural martins)
- A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for martin in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)
martin m (plural martins)
- bird of either the starling family, or of the kingfisher family
- “martin”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
martin m (invariable)
- Only used in martin pescatore
martin m (plural martini)
- bird of either the starling family, or of the kingfisher family.
Declension of martin
|indefinite articulation||definite articulation||indefinite articulation||definite articulation|
|nominative/accusative||(un) martin||martinul||(niște) martini||martinii|
|genitive/dative||(unui) martin||martinului||(unor) martini||martinilor|
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