See also: maine, máine, and mâine

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

Etymology 1 edit

 
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]

Pronunciation edit

  • (province of France):
  • (place in the United States):

Proper noun edit

Maine

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

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “Maine”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Etymology 2 edit

 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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 Maine (surname) on Wikipedia

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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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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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 Maine (given name) on Wikipedia

From Old Irish Maine.

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Maine

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

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Maine

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

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Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French Maine.

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Maine ?

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English Maine.

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Maine (genitive Maines)

  1. Maine (US state)

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From English Maine.

Pronunciation edit

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

Proper noun edit

Maine

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

Declension edit

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
abessive Mainetta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Maine (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Maineni
accusative nom. Maineni
gen. Maineni
genitive Maineni
partitive Maineani
inessive Mainessani
elative Mainestani
illative Maineeni
adessive Mainellani
ablative Maineltani
allative Mainelleni
essive Mainenani
translative Mainekseni
abessive Mainettani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Mainesi
accusative nom. Mainesi
gen. Mainesi
genitive Mainesi
partitive Maineasi
inessive Mainessasi
elative Mainestasi
illative Maineesi
adessive Mainellasi
ablative Maineltasi
allative Mainellesi
essive Mainenasi
translative Maineksesi
abessive Mainettasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Mainemme
accusative nom. Mainemme
gen. Mainemme
genitive Mainemme
partitive Maineamme
inessive Mainessamme
elative Mainestamme
illative Maineemme
adessive Mainellamme
ablative Maineltamme
allative Mainellemme
essive Mainenamme
translative Maineksemme
abessive Mainettamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Mainenne
accusative nom. Mainenne
gen. Mainenne
genitive Mainenne
partitive Maineanne
inessive Mainessanne
elative Mainestanne
illative Maineenne
adessive Mainellanne
ablative Maineltanne
allative Mainellenne
essive Mainenanne
translative Maineksenne
abessive Mainettanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Mainensa
accusative nom. Mainensa
gen. Mainensa
genitive Mainensa
partitive Maineaan
Maineansa
inessive Mainessaan
Mainessansa
elative Mainestaan
Mainestansa
illative Maineensa
adessive Mainellaan
Mainellansa
ablative Maineltaan
Maineltansa
allative Mainelleen
Mainellensa
essive Mainenaan
Mainenansa
translative Mainekseen
Maineksensa
abessive Mainettaan
Mainettansa
instructive
comitative

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Etymology 1 edit

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.

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Maine m

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

Etymology 2 edit

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

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Maine f

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

  1. (archaic) dative singular of Main

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Maine

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

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Borrowed from English Maine.

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Maine m

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

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Etymology 1 edit

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

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Maine n (indeclinable)

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

Etymology 2 edit

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

Proper noun edit

Maine n (indeclinable)

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

Further reading edit

  • Maine in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from French Maine.

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Maine

  1. Maine (a province of France)

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Maine m

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

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Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
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Maine m inan (genitive singular Mainu, declension pattern of dub)

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

References edit

  • Maine”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French Maine.

Proper noun edit

Maine ?

  1. Maine (a state of the United States)

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