See also: aine, ainé, aîne, Áine, and -aine

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ainé (since the 1990 spelling reform)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French aisné, from Old French aisné, contraction of Old French ainz (before) + (born).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

aîné (feminine singular aînée, masculine plural aînés, feminine plural aînées)

  1. oldest, elder (sibling)
    Mon frère aîné
    My oldest brother.

NounEdit

aîné m (plural aînés, feminine aînée)

  1. eldest (boy)
  2. older brother
  3. elder
  4. old person

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