senestre

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From Middle French senestre, from Old French senestre, from Latin sinister. Doublet of sinistre.

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senestre (plural senestres)

  1. (dated) (on the) left
  2. (heraldry) sinister; left-hand side of the shield

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin sinister, sinistrum.

Noun[edit]

senestre m (uncountable)

  1. left (left-hand side)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sinister, sinistrum (possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *sinexter, sinextrum, from contamination with dexter (whence Old French destre)).

Adjective[edit]

senestre m (oblique and nominative feminine singular senestre)

  1. left (on the left-hand side)

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