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mien

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English

From French mine (whence also Danish mine and German Miene), appearance, perhaps from Breton min, face of an animal, or from Latin minio, to redden[1].

Noun

Singular
mien

Plural
-

mien (-)
  1. Demeanor; facial expression or attitude, especially one which is intended by its bearer.
  2. A hilltribe in Southeast Asia. Also called Iu-Mien. Part of the Yao peoples of China.

Translations


French

Etymology

From the neuter of Latin meus

Pronunciation

Pronoun

le mien m., la mienne f., les miens mpl, les miennes fpl

  1. mine

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Le Robert pour tous, Dictionnaire de la langue française, Janvier 2004, p. 727, mine1

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