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See also Main, and mäin

English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Etymology 1

From Middle English mayn, from Old English mægen (strength), from Proto-Germanic *maginam, from Proto-Indo-European *magh-.

Adjective

main (not comparable)

Positive
main

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Principal, most important.
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Etymology 2

From Old English mægen (strength), the sense of the word which is now the rarest.

Noun

Singular
main

Plural
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main ({{{1}}})
  1. (rare) mainland
  2. (dated, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The high seas.
  3. A large pipe or cable providing utility service to a building or area, such as water main or electric main.
  4. (nautical) shortened form of mainsail.
  5. (rare, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Strength.
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Finnish

Noun

main

  1. Instructive plural form of maa.

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] manus.

Homophones

maint

Noun

main f. (plural mains)

  1. hand.

Synonyms

louche, mimine, paluche, pince


Indonesian

Verb

main (bermain)

  1. To play

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