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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

marinier m (plural mariniers, diminutive mariniertje n)

  1. marine

Usage notesEdit

  • The literal translation of "marinier" is marine. However, a Dutch "marinier" is on a par with a US Navy SEAL. A US Marine is somewhat equivalent to a Dutch Landmacht soldaat.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French marinier, from Old French mariner; equivalent to marin +‎ -ier. Compare Catalan mariner, Italian marinaio, Spanish marinero, Portuguese marinheiro. Cf. also Vulgar Latin marinarius.

AdjectiveEdit

marinier (feminine singular marinière, masculine plural mariniers, feminine plural marinières)

  1. sea (attributive), marine

NounEdit

marinier m (plural mariniers)

  1. bargeman

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French marinier.

NounEdit

marinier m (plural mariniers)

  1. mariner

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

marinier m (oblique plural mariniers, nominative singular mariniers, nominative plural marinier)

  1. Alternative form of mariner
    • circa 1176, Chrétien de Troyes, Cligès:
      les mariniers dedanz les nes.
      The mariners in the boats.