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or Germain

[jer-meyn; French zher-men] /dʒərˈmeɪn; French ʒɛrˈmɛn/
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • germain felt ill at ease in this company, and did not eat heartily.

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  • "What you say shows your good heart, germain," answered Father Maurice.

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  • When day broke and the noise in the fields announced the fact to germain, he took his hands from his face and rose.

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  • I wish germain would be so kind as to take my daughter along with him.

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  • The fire along germain Street was of great volume, and dealt out destruction in a thoroughly wholesale manner.

  • "Not that I know of," said germain, blowing like a smith's bellows.

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  • But germain had long since finished the decoration of the room and withdrawn again, and yet the bell was silent.

  • "A woman like you is very convenient; she costs nothing," said germain, smiling.

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germain in Science
French mathematician who made significant advances in theoretical mathematics. Her researches into number theory in particular provided the first partial solution to Fermat's last theorem (1820).
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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