plein

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Noun[edit]

plein n ‎(plural pleinen, diminutive pleintje n)

  1. square, plaza
    Het plein van ons dorp werd onlangs heraangelegd met nieuwe bloemenperken.
    The square in our village was recently redone with new flowerbeds.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plēnus, from Proto-Italic *plēnos, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₁nós ‎(full). Compare Catalan ple, Esperanto plena, Ido plena, Italian pieno, Portuguese cheio, Romanian plin, Sardinian prenu, Spanish lleno.

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Adjective[edit]

plein m ‎(feminine singular pleine, masculine plural pleins, feminine plural pleines)

  1. full, full up
    La voiture est pleine.‎ ― The car is full.
    C'est plein de légendes.‎ ― It's full of stories
  2. plenty
    Il y a plein de choses à faire.‎ ― There are plenty of things to do.
  3. solid
  4. (of a moon) full
  5. (preceded by en) mid-; middle
    en plein match‎ ― (right) in the middle of a match
    en plein concert‎ ― mid-concert
    en plein essor‎ ― on the rise
    en pleine attaque‎ ― mid-attack
  6. (of an animal) pregnant

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plein

  1. (somewhat colloquial) in; all over
    Elle m'a sucé et j'ai joui. Elle avait du sperme plein la bouche.
    She sucked me off and I came. She had sperm all over her mouth.

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Etymology[edit]

Latin plēnus

Adjective[edit]

plein m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular pleine)

  1. full (at capacity with respect to space)

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) plain
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) plagn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plēnus.

Adjective[edit]

plein m (feminine singular pleina, masculine plural pleins, feminine plural pleinas)

  1. (Sursilvan) full