terrien

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

terre +‎ -ien

Adjective[edit]

terrien (feminine singular terrienne, masculine plural terriens, feminine plural terriennes)

  1. (attributive) land, earth
    propriété terrienne - landholding
  2. earthly (relating to the Earth)
  3. possessing land, earth
    C'est un propriétaire terrien - He is a landowner

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Noun[edit]

terrien m (plural terriens, feminine terrienne)

  1. Earthling (inhabitant of the planet Earth)
  2. landlubber

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Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

terrien m (oblique and nominative feminine singular terriene)

  1. earth (made of mud, dirt, etc.)
  2. earthly (or, relating to or from the Earth)
  3. terrestrial; earthly (as opposed heavenly)
    • 13th century, Unknown, La Vie de Saint Laurent, page 10, column 1, final line:
      que ne dout torment terrien
      who don't fear terrestrial torment

Noun[edit]

terrien m (oblique plural terriens, nominative singular terriens, nominative plural terrien)

  1. Earthling, as opposed to a Heavenly being