See also: chemisé

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Etymology edit

From French chemise, from Old French chemise, from Late Latin camisa, camisia ("shirt, undergarment, nightgown"; whence Old English cemes (shirt)), from Proto-West Germanic *hamiþi (shirt) (whence Old English hemeþe, Old High German hemidi, modern German Hemd (shirt)), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱam- (cover, clothes).

Cognate also with Saterland Frisian Hoamd (shirt), Dutch hemd (shirt), Old English ham (undergarment), hama (covering, dress, garment). See also shimmy, from a dialectal variant. More at hame.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ʃəˈmiːz/, /ʃəˈmiːs/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʃəˈmiːz/
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  • Rhymes: -iːz

Noun edit

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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Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Old French chemise, from Late Latin camisia, from Proto-West Germanic *hamiþi (shirt).

Noun edit

chemise f (plural chemises)

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

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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  1. inflection of chemiser:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Inherited from Late Latin camisia.

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

  1. shirt; overshirt

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