jane

jane

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Homophone: Jain

Etymology 1

From Old French Jannes (Genoway).

Noun

jane (plural janes)

  1. (obsolete) A silver Genovese coin, first used in England in the 14th century.
    • 14th c, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Rime of Sire Thopas, The Canterbury Tales, 1793, A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain, Volume 1, page 124,
      His robe was of chekelatoun, / That coste many a jane.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.vii:
      Certes was but a common Courtisane, / Yet flat refusd to haue a do with mee, / Because I could not giue her many a Iane.

Etymology 2

Alternative forms.

Noun

jane (plural janes)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Jane, a woman.
  2. Alternative spelling of jean
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. VII, Over-Production
      Ye miscellaneous, ignoble manufacturing individuals, ye have produced too much! We accuse you of making above two-hundred thousand shirts for the bare backs of mankind. Your trousers too, which you have made, of fustian, of cassimere, of Scotch-plaid, of jane, nankeen and woollen broadcloth, are they not manifold?
  3. A female client of a prostitute.
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Anagrams

  • Jaén, Jean, Jena, jean

Japanese

Romanization

jane

  1. Rōmaji transcription of じゃね

Pali

Alternative forms

Noun

jane

  1. locative singular of jana
  2. accusative plural of jana

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