mineur

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /miˈnøːr/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧neur
  • Rhymes: -øːr

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French mineur.

Noun[edit]

mineur m (plural mineurs)

  1. sapper, one who undermines enemy lines and fortifications
  2. military engineer

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French mineur.

Noun[edit]

mineur m, n (plural mineurs)

  1. (music) minor scale
Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mineur (not comparable)

  1. minor (mostly limited to technical jargon)
  2. down, depressed, sad
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of mineur
uninflected mineur
inflected mineure
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial mineur
indefinite m./f. sing. mineure
n. sing. mineur
plural mineure
definite mineure
partitive mineurs

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin minor. Compare the doublet moindre.

Adjective[edit]

mineur (feminine singular mineure, masculine plural mineurs, feminine plural mineures)

  1. minor
Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

mineur m (plural mineurs, feminine mineure)

  1. A minor (as defined by the age of majority)
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From miner +‎ -eur

Noun[edit]

mineur m (plural mineurs, feminine mineuse)

  1. A miner

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]