citoyen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French citoyen, from Old French citoien, citeien, from earlier citeain, equivalent to cité + -ain (later confused with or influenced by the suffix -ien). Doublet of citadin, a borrowing from Italian.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /si.twa.jɛ̃/
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NounEdit

citoyen m (plural citoyens, feminine citoyenne)

  1. citizen

AdjectiveEdit

citoyen (feminine singular citoyenne, masculine plural citoyens, feminine plural citoyennes)

  1. citizen (attributive)
  2. civic

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French citoien, citeain, from cité.

NounEdit

citoyen m (plural citoyens, feminine singular citoyenne, feminine plural citoyennes)

  1. citizen

DescendantsEdit

  • French: citoyen