See also: gainé

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French guaïne, inherited from Latin vāgīna (with change of /w/ to /ɡ/ influenced by Germanic). Doublet of vagin. Compare Italian guaina, Catalan beina, Spanish vaina, Portuguese bainha.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

NounEdit

gaine f (plural gaines)

  1. sheath (for dagger etc.)
  2. (technology) casing, sheathing
  3. (botany) sheath

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

gaine

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

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse gegn.

AdjectiveEdit

gaine

  1. Alternative form of gayn (direct, fast, good, helpful)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse gegna.

VerbEdit

gaine

  1. Alternative form of gaynen

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English ġeġn.

PrepositionEdit

gaine

  1. Alternative form of gain (against)