FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛ.mɑ̃/, /e.mɑ̃/

Etymology 1Edit

From aim(er) (to love) +‎ -ant.

AdjectiveEdit

aimant (feminine aimante, masculine plural aimants, feminine plural aimantes)

  1. loving, affectionate
    Un mari aimant.A loving husband.

ParticipleEdit

aimant

  1. present participle of aimer
  2. (preceded by en) gerund of aimer

Etymology 2Edit

From Vulgar Latin *adimantis, a form of *adimas, from Latin adamās (hard iron). See also diamant.

NounEdit

aimant m (plural aimants)

  1. magnet

DescendantsEdit

  • Portuguese: ímã, íman
  • Spanish: imán

AnagramsEdit

Further readingEdit


NormanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

aimant

  1. present participle of aimer

Etymology 2Edit

From Vulgar Latin *adimantis, a form of *adimas, from Latin adamās (hard iron).

NounEdit

aimant m (plural aimants)

  1. (Jersey) magnet

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

aimant ? (oblique plural aimanz or aimantz, nominative singular aimant, nominative plural aimanz or aimantz)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of adamant

ReferencesEdit

adamant in Anglo-Norman Dictionary, Aberystwyth University, 2022