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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English chemise, from late Old English ċemes, cemes (shirt), and Anglo-Norman chemés (shirt) and Old French chainse, chamisae (linen clothes, undergarment); all from Late Latin camisa, camisia (shirt, undergarment, nightgown), from Frankish *chamithia, from Proto-Germanic *hamiþiją (clothes, shirt, skirt) (whence also Old English hemeþe), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱam- (cover, clothes). Cognate with Old High German hemidi (shirt) (German Hemd), Old English hemeþe (shirt), ham (undergarment), hama (covering, dress, garment). See also shimmy, from a dialectal variant. More at hame.

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chemise (plural chemises)

  1. (historical) A loose shirtlike undergarment, especially for women.
  2. A short nightdress, or similar piece of lingerie.
  3. A woman's dress that fits loosely; a chemise dress.
  4. A wall that lines the face of a bank or earthwork.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French chemise, from Late Latin camisia, from Gaulish camisia, possibly ultimately from a Germanic reflex of Proto-Germanic *hamiþiją.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃə.miz/
  • (file)

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chemise f (plural chemises)

  1. shirt
  2. folder (office supplies)
  3. chemise (wall enforcing earthwork)

DescendantsEdit

  • Antillean Creole: chimiz
  • Guianese Creole: chimiz
  • Karipúna Creole French: ximiz
  • Louisiana Creole French: chimiz, chimij, chmiz, chimiy, chmij
  • Seychellois Creole: simiz, cemiz
  • Neapolitan: scemisse
  • Vietnamese: sơ-mi

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From Late Latin camisia.

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chemise f (oblique plural chemises, nominative singular chemise, nominative plural chemises)

  1. shirt; overshirt

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