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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French chaisne, from Old French chaene, chaiene, caiene, inherited from Latin catēna. Doublet of cadène and catène.

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NounEdit

chaîne f (plural chaînes)

  1. chain
    La chaîne est trop courte, nous n'y arriverons pas.
    The chain is too short, we aren't reaching it.
  2. (television) channel
    Pouvez-vous changer de chaîne, s'il vous plaît?
    Can you change the channel, please?
  3. (textiles) warp
  4. (music) hi-fi or stereo system
  5. (computer science) character string

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VerbEdit

chaîne

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chaîner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of chaîner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of chaîner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of chaîner
  5. second-person singular imperative of chaîner

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French chaine, chaene (chain), from Latin catēna (chain), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *kat- (to braid, twist; hut, shed).

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NounEdit

chaîne f (plural chaînes)

  1. (Jersey) chain

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