matrone

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin matrona, from māter, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr (mother).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /matroːnə/, [maˈtˢʁ̥oːnə]

Noun[edit]

matrone c (singular definite matronen, plural indefinite matroner)

  1. hefty woman

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

matrone f (plural matrones)

  1. matron
  2. matriarch

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

matrone f

  1. plural of matrona

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French matrone, from Latin matrona.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːtroːn(ə)/, /ˈmaːtruːn(ə)/, /ˈmaːtrɔn(ə)/, /ˈmaːtrun(ə)/

Noun[edit]

matrone (plural matrones)

  1. A wife (especially one who doesn't transgress societal boundaries and isn't too young)
  2. (rare) Such a woman who can examine a man too see whether he is virile.
  3. (rare) Such a woman who is a saint.

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

matrone f (oblique plural matrones, nominative singular matrone, nominative plural matrones)

  1. senior, respectable woman

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