orphanine (c.1200)

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orphanine (c.1200)

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[ FEW: 7,420a orphanus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  orfe (orfenin); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2058c orphaninus ]
orfanine,  orfenine  

The forms orphanine and orpheline both come from the same Latin root, orphaninus (literally, ‘of or like an orphan’). Whereas both forms also appeared in English, only the latter has persisted in Modern French. Therefore, despite their shared etymology, they have been treated as separate articles.


1femalekinshiporphan girl, daughter of deceased parents
( c.1200; MS: s.xiii1 )  Cum sule orfanine Deu prist a reclamer  178
( 1214-16; MS: s.xiv1/4 )  ma dame seynte Marie [...] mere as orphanines  835
( 1364 )  Ivoire, fille de fu Symon de Oye, poure orfenine de notre terroire de Merk, nous ad monstré [...]  iii 722
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  Et l'orphanin et l'orphanine  23589
orphain  orphanin  orphanité  orphelin  orpheline 
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