See also: maine, máine, and mâine

EnglishEdit

 Maine (state) on Wikipedia
 Maine (province) on Wikipedia
 Maine (disambiguation) on Wikipedia

Etymology 1Edit

 
Map of US highlighting Maine

From French Maine, named by its French explorers after the province in France with the same name, in turn named after the river with the same name that runs through it. From Old French Cemaine, from Latin *Cenomania, from the name of the Gaulish Cenomani tribe of Gallia Celtica. The word was rebracketed as ce (this) + Maine, and the ce- was lost by the 12th century.[1]

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Maine

  1. A former province of Pays de la Loire, France. Capital: Le Mans.
  2. A state of the United States; probably named for the province in France. Capital: Augusta. Largest city: Portland.
  3. A town in New York.
  4. A town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin; named for the state.
  5. A river in Maine, United States, flowing 5.5 miles from Pocomoonshine Lake in Princeton into Crawford Lake in Crawford.
  6. University of Maine.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “Maine”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Etymology 2Edit

 Maine (river) on Wikipedia

From French Maine.

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Maine

  1. A river in France, flowing 12 km through the city of Angers from the confluence of the Mayenne and Sarthe into the Loire.
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Etymology 3Edit

 Maine (surname) on Wikipedia

Proper nounEdit

Maine

  1. A Scottish and English surname from Old French, a variant of Main.
  2. A village in Marathon County, Wisconsin; named for county sheriff Uriah E. Maine.

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Etymology 4Edit

From Irish An Mhaing

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Maine

  1. A river in County Kerry, Ireland, flowing 43 km from Tobermaing into the Atlantic at Castlemaine.
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Etymology 5Edit

 Maine (given name) on Wikipedia

From Old Irish Maine.

Proper nounEdit

Maine

  1. A male given name of historical usage, notably borne by Irish kings Maine mac Cerbaill and Maine mac Néill.

Etymology 6Edit

Proper nounEdit

Maine

  1. Alternative form of Main: A river in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French Maine

Proper nounEdit

Maine ?

  1. Maine

DanishEdit

 
Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Maine.

Proper nounEdit

Maine (genitive Maines)

  1. Maine (US state)

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Maine.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmei̯n/, [ˈme̞i̯n] (inflects like risti)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑi̯ne/, [ˈmɑi̯ne̞] (rare)

Proper nounEdit

Maine

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)
  2. Maine (a province of France)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Maine (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative Maine
genitive Mainen
partitive Mainea
illative Maineen
singular plural
nominative Maine
accusative nom. Maine
gen. Mainen
genitive Mainen
partitive Mainea
inessive Mainessa
elative Mainesta
illative Maineen
adessive Mainella
ablative Mainelta
allative Mainelle
essive Mainena
translative Maineksi
instructive
abessive Mainetta
comitative
Possessive forms of Maine (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person Maineni Mainemme
2nd person Mainesi Mainenne
3rd person Mainensa

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French Cemaine, from Latin *Cenomania, from the name of the Gaulish Cenomani tribe of Gallia Celtica. The word was rebracketed as ce (this) + Maine, and the ce- was lost by the 12th century.

Proper nounEdit

Maine m

  1. Maine (a province of France)
  2. Maine (a state of the United States)

Etymology 2Edit

From earlier Maienne, from Latin Meduāna, of uncertain origin. Doublet of Mayenne.

Proper nounEdit

Maine f

  1. Maine (a small river in western France)
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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maine

  1. (archaic) dative singular of Main

HawaiianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maine

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

EtymologyEdit

From English Maine.

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Maine m

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

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PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English Maine, from French Maine, from Old French Cemaine, from Latin *Cenomania, from the name of the Gaulish Cenomani tribe of Gallia Celtica.

Proper nounEdit

Maine n (indeclinable)

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French Maine, from Old French Cemaine, from Latin *Cenomania, from the name of the Gaulish Cenomani tribe of Gallia Celtica.

Proper nounEdit

Maine n (indeclinable)

  1. A province in northwest France. Capital: Le Mans

Further readingEdit

  • Maine in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Maine in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from French Maine

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maine

  1. Maine (a province of France)

Proper nounEdit

Maine m

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

SlovakEdit

 
Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sk

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Maine m (genitive singular Mainu, declension pattern of dub)

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

ReferencesEdit

  • Maine in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French Maine.

Proper nounEdit

Maine ?

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

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