souterrain

See also: Souterrain

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French souterrain, from sous (under) +‎ terrain (ground)

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NounEdit

souterrain (plural souterrains)

  1. (archaeology) An underground chamber or passage sometimes used as a store, especially one associated with Iron Age settlements.
    • 1885: Now when my son saw that I separated them, he secretly built this souterrain and furnished it and transported to it victuals, even as thou seest; and, when I had gone out a-sporting, came here with his sister and hid from me. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 11

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Hyphenation: sou‧ter‧rain

EtymologyEdit

From French souterrain

NounEdit

souterrain n (plural souterrains, diminutive souterraintje n)

  1. basement, cellar

FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

sou- +‎ terrain

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

souterrain m (feminine souterraine, masculine plural souterrains, feminine plural souterraines)

  1. underground

NounEdit

souterrain m (plural souterrains)

  1. underground passage, tunnel

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 02:34