FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French enfant, from Old French enfant/enfes, from Latin īnfāns, īnfāntem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

enfant m or f (plural enfants)

  1. child (someone who is not yet an adult)
  2. child (offspring of any age)
  3. son, native (of a place)
    enfant de Paris(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    enfant des États-Unis(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    enfant du pays(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Usage notesEdit

Rarely used as a feminine noun.

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  • Saint Dominican Creole French: z'enfant

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French enfant.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

enfant m (plural enfanz)

  1. child

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OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from Latin īnfāns, īnfāntem.

NounEdit

enfant m (plural enfants)

  1. child

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from Latin īnfāntem, accusative singular of īnfāns. The nominative form enfes derives from the Latin nominative form īnfāns.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (early) /ẽnˈfãnt/, (late) /ãnˈfãnt/ (after lowering of nasalized vowels)

NounEdit

enfant m (oblique plural enfanz, nominative singular enfes, nominative plural enfant)

  1. child
    • 13th century, Herman de Valenciennes, Assomption Nostre Dame, page 8, column 1, line 28:
      totes les puceles & trestuit li enfant
      All the young women and all the children

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