- 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
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
Origin of enceinteFrench from Old French ultimately from Latin inciēns pregnant ; see keuə- 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 incīncta 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.