Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin amita (see the nominative form ante), combined with Vulgar Latin *amitāna.

NounEdit

antain f (oblique plural antainz, nominative singular ante, nominative plural antainz)

  1. aunt (sister of one's parents)
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Fraisne
      Se vostre ante s'aparceveit
      mult durement li pesereit
      If your aunt found out about it
      it would weigh very heavily on her

Coordinate termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Anglo-Norman: aunte
  • Middle French: tante
    • French: tante (see there for further descendants)
  • Norman: tante, tànte