orphelin

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French orfelin, by dissimilation from orfenin, diminutive of orfene, from ecclesiastical Latin orphanus, from Ancient Greek ὀρφανός (orphanós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔʁ.fə.lɛ̃/
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Noun[edit]

orphelin m (plural orphelins)

  1. orphan

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

orphelin (feminine singular orpheline, masculine plural orphelins, feminine plural orphelines)

  1. orphaned

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