enceinte


enceinte
enceinte1
/en saynt", ahn sant"/; Fr. /ahonn saonnt"/, adj.
pregnant; with child.
[1590-1600; < MF < LL incincta, perh. lit. "ungirded," equiv. to L in- IN-3 + cincta, fem. of cinctus, ptp. of cingere to belt, gird, surround]
enceinte2
/en saynt", ahn sant"/; Fr. /ahonn saonnt"/, n., pl. enceintes /-saynts", -sants"/; Fr. /-saonnt"/.
1. a wall or enclosure, as of a fortified place.
2. the place enclosed.
[1700-10; < F: enclosure, also girding fence or rampart < L incincta, n. use of fem. of incinctus girded in (ptp. of incingere), equiv. to in- IN-2 + cing- gird + -tus ptp. suffix]

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Universalium. 2010.

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