Foin meaning

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To thrust with a pointed weapon.
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A thrust with a pointed weapon.
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Lunge or thrust, as in fencing.
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(archaic) A thrust.
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(archaic) To thrust with a sword; to stab at.
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(archaic) To prick; to sting.

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The beech marten (Mustela foina).
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A kind of fur, black at the top on a whitish ground, taken from the ferret or weasel of the same name.
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Origin of foin

  • Middle English foinen from foin a thrust from Old French foine pitchfork from Latin fuscina three-pronged fish spear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French foene, from Latin fuscina (“trident”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French fouine (“a marten”).

    From Wiktionary