vilain

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vilain, vilein, villein, from Late Latin vīllānus (farm worker), from Latin vīlla. Not related to vil.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vilain m (plural vilains, feminine vilaine)

  1. villain
  2. peasant
  3. country dweller

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Adjective[edit]

vilain (feminine singular vilaine, masculine plural vilains, feminine plural vilaines)

  1. ugly
  2. disagreeable
  3. villainous

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vilain, from Late Latin vīllānus (farm worker), from Latin vīlla.

Adjective[edit]

vilain m

  1. (Jersey) ugly

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin vīllānus (farm worker), from Latin vīlla.

Noun[edit]

vilain m (oblique plural vilainz, nominative singular vilainz, nominative plural vilain)

  1. peasant; commoner

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