misaine

See also: mîsaine

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration (due to Italian mezzana), of Middle French migenne, from Old Catalan mitjana, feminine form of mitjan, from Latin mediānus. Doublet of moyen, which was inherited from the Latin, and of médian, borrowed directly from Latin. See English mizzen.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

misaine f (plural misaines)

  1. (nautical) fore
  2. (nautical) foresail

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