quarantaine

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French quarantaine, from Italian quarantena, from Latin quadrāgintā.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkaː.rɑnˈtɛː.nə/
  • Hyphenation: qua‧ran‧tai‧ne
  • Rhymes: -ɛːnə

Noun[edit]

quarantaine f (plural quarantaines, diminutive quarantainetje n)

  1. A quarantine, sanitary measure of isolating infected people; its duration or site
  2. (figurative) Any isolation, exclusion

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  • Indonesian: karantina

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

quarante +‎ -aine, the medical sense a calque of Italian quarantena.

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Noun[edit]

quarantaine f (plural quarantaines)

  1. A number or group of or about forty.
  2. One's forties (period of life between ages 40 and 49): une femme dans la quarantaine.
  3. (medicine) quarantine (isolation to prevent contamination)

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