quinzaine

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French quinzaine

NounEdit

quinzaine (plural quinzaines)

  1. The fifteenth day after a feast day, including both days in the reckoning.
  2. (poetry) A piece of verse having fifteen syllables.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

quinze +‎ -aine

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɛ̃.zɛn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

quinzaine f (plural quinzaines)

  1. about fifteen people, about fifteen things, etc.
    Donnez-m'en une quinzaine. – Give me about fifteen (of them).
    Nous étions une quinzaine. – There were about fifteen of us.
  2. A period of fifteen consecutive days. By extension, two weeks; a fortnight.

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