souterrain

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French souterrain, from sous ‎(under) +‎ terrain ‎(ground)

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Noun[edit]

souterrain ‎(plural souterrains)

  1. (archaeology) An underground chamber or passage sometimes used as a store, especially one associated with Iron Age settlements.
    • 1885: Now when my son saw that I separated them, he secretly built this souterrain and furnished it and transported to it victuals, even as thou seest; and, when I had gone out a-sporting, came here with his sister and hid from me. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 11

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French [Term?] souterrain

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: sou‧ter‧rain

Noun[edit]

souterrain n ‎(plural souterrains, diminutive souterraintje n)

  1. basement, cellar

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

sou- +‎ terrain

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Adjective[edit]

souterrain m ‎(feminine singular souterraine, masculine plural souterrains, feminine plural souterraines)

  1. underground

Noun[edit]

souterrain m ‎(plural souterrains)

  1. underground passage, tunnel

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