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aune

[ ohn ]

noun

  1. an old French unit of measure for fabrics, equivalent to about 47 inches (119 centimeters).


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Word History and Origins

Origin of aune1

First recorded in 1700–10; from French; Old French aulne, from unattested Frankish alina (cognate with Old High German elina, Old English eln ); ell 2

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Example Sentences

Britton, i. 189, tells us that the aune contains two cubits and two thumbs (inches).

As for Perrault, he probably drew from a popular tradition his Aune de Boudin.

From Aune we had a terrible drive over a road in the making.

At Aune we met two very handsome Norwegians, who were crossing the country on foot.

His letter to Aune could not fail to be circulated through the army.

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