[ mer-sen; French mer-sen ]
/ mərˈsɛn; French mɛrˈsɛn /
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Ma·rin [ma-ran], /maˈrɛ̃/, 1588–1648, French mathematician.
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How to use Mersenne in a sentence
Mersenne ('Harmonie universelle,' Paris, 1636) mentions him as a brilliant player.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
Mersenne's statements thus seem to uphold the theory that Afranio's phagotus was only a double flte colonne with bellows.
There is no evidence that the phagotus contained a reed, which would account for Mersenne calling the pipes flutes.
Hartlib, though he scarcely takes rank with Mersenne as a scientist, was no less influential.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby
See also M. Mersenne, Harmonie universelle (Paris, 1636), livre ii.