- the line of works enclosing a fortified place
- the space so enclosed
Origin of enceinteFrench ; from past participle of enceindre ; from Classical Latin incingere, to gird about ; from in, in + cingere, to surround
pregnant; with child
Origin of enceinteFrench ; from Medieval Latin incincta, origin, originally feminine of incinctus, ungirt ; from Classical Latin in-, not + cinctus, past participle of cingere, to gird, surround: see cinch
Carrying an unborn child; pregnant.
Origin of enceinteFrench, from Old French, ultimately from Latin inci&emacron;ns, pregnant; see keu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- An encircling fortification, as around a fort, castle, or town.
- A structure or an area protected by an encircling fortification.
Origin of enceinteFrench, from Late Latin inc&imacron;ncta, from feminine past participle of incingere, to surround closely : Latin in-, in; see in–2 + Latin cingere, to gird; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.
aerial photograph of the 1212–1225 fortified church of Prejmer, Romania
- (archaic) Pregnant.