écrivain

See also: êcrivain

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French escrivain, from Vulgar Latin *scrībānem, accusative of *scrība, from Latin scrība, with altered declension. Compare Occitan escrivan, Catalan escrivà, Italian scrivano, Spanish escribano. Doublet of scribe, a borrowing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /e.kʁi.vɛ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

écrivain m (plural écrivains, feminine écrivaine)

  1. writer
    Coordinate terms: auteur, écrivaillon, écriveur

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