Old FrenchEdit


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


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


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