[orphelin] (s.xivin)

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[orphelin] (s.xivin)

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[ FEW: 7,420a orphanus; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,243c orphelin; TL: 6,1246 orrenin (orfelin); DEAF:  orfe (*); DMF:  orphelin; TLF:  orphelin; OED:  orphelin a. and n.; MED:  orphelin n.; DMLBS: 2058c orphaninus ]

The forms orphanin and orphelin 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.


1kinshiporphan, child of deceased parents
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  bons leaus precheours [...] ke vont visiter e aeider les vedves e les orphanins (var. (BN: s.xivin) orfelins) a lour bosoinz  167.18
orphain  orphanin  orphanine  orphanité  orpheline 
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