doyen

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EtymologyEdit

From French doyen, from Latin decānus from Greek δεκανός. Compare dean.

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doyen (plural doyens)

  1. (obsolete) A commander in charge of ten men.
  2. The senior, or eldest male member of a group.
  3. (colloquial) A leading light, or exemplar of a particular practice or movement.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French deien < Latin decānus.

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NounEdit

doyen m (plural doyens)

  1. (religion, university) dean
  2. senior member, doyen
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