Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mastin (modern French mâtin), from Vulgar Latin *mansuetinus (tamed (animal)), from Latin mansuetus (tamed). The final -f is due to influence from Old French mestif; some forms have totally assimilated to that word.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /masˈtiːf/, /ˈmastif/

NounEdit

mastyf (plural mastyves or mastyfes)

  1. mastiff

DescendantsEdit

  • English: mastiff
  • Scots: mastiff

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