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prisoun

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From late Anglo-Norman prisoun, spelt prisun in early Anglo-Norman. Ultimately from Latin prehensiō, prehensiōnem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /priˈzuːn/, /ˈprizɔn/, /ˈprizən/

NounEdit

prisoun (plural prisouns or prisounes)

  1. prison, jail, dungeon (place where captives are held)
  2. imprisonment, captivity
  3. custody, guardianship
  4. hell, eternal damnation
  5. captive, prisoner

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

prisoun f (oblique plural prisouns, nominative singular prisoun, nominative plural prisouns)

  1. Alternative form of prison
    • William fuist aresté et a prisoun del Countour amesné
      William was arrested and taken to the prison of the sheriff