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EtymologyEdit

From Latin matrona, from māter, from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr (mother).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /matroːnə/, [maˈtˢʁ̥oːnə]

NounEdit

matrone c (singular definite matronen, plural indefinite matroner)

  1. hefty woman

DeclensionEdit

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

matrone f (plural matrones)

  1. matron
  2. matriarch

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French matrone, from Latin matrona.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːtroːn(ə)/, /ˈmaːtruːn(ə)/, /ˈmaːtrɔn(ə)/, /ˈmaːtrun(ə)/

NounEdit

matrone (plural matrones)

  1. A wife (especially one who doesn't transgress societal boundaries and isn't too young)
  2. (rare) Such a woman who can examine a man too see whether he is virile.
  3. (rare) Such a woman who is a saint.

DescendantsEdit

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

matrone f (oblique plural matrones, nominative singular matrone, nominative plural matrones)

  1. senior, respectable woman

DescendantsEdit