See also: Maint.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French maint, from Old French maint, meint (many), from Frankish *menigda, *managda (a large quantity, a great many), from Proto-Germanic *managiþō (large quantity, multitude), from Proto-Indo-European *monegʰ- (many). Cognate with Middle Dutch menichte (multitude, great number), Middle High German mennichte (quantity), Old English menigdu (group of people). More at many.

Alternatively, the Old French could be from Gaulish *mantī, from Proto-Celtic *mantī (quantity) (compare Welsh maint, Old Irish méit), from Proto-Indo-European *mh₁-nt-, from *meh₁- (to measure).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

maint (feminine singular mainte, masculine plural maints, feminine plural maintes)

  1. (archaic or literary) many
    • 1857, Charles Baudelaire, “Le Guignon”, in Les Fleurs du mal:
      Maint joyau dort enseveli / Dans les ténèbres et l’oubli, / [] / Mainte fleur épanche à regret / Son parfum doux comme un secret
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Derived termsEdit

PronounEdit

maint ?

  1. (rare or literary) many

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French maint.

AdjectiveEdit

maint m (feminine singular mainte, masculine plural maints, feminine plural maintes)

  1. many; a lot of

DescendantsEdit

  • French: maint (archaic)

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Frankish *menigda, *managda (a large quantity, a great many), from Proto-Germanic *managiþō (large quantity, multitude), from Proto-Indo-European *monegʰ- (many).

Alternatively from Gaulish *mantī, from Proto-Celtic *mantī (quantity) (compare Welsh maint, Old Irish méit), from Proto-Indo-European *mh₁-nt-, from *meh₁- (to measure).

AdverbEdit

maint (invariable)

  1. very; a lot

AdjectiveEdit

maint m (oblique and nominative feminine singular mainte)

  1. many

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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *mėnt, from Proto-Celtic *mantī (quantity) (compare Old Irish méit, Irish méid), from Proto-Indo-European *mh₁-nt-, from *meh₁- (to measure).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maint m (plural meintiau)

  1. size, extent
  2. quantity

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
maint faint unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.