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Quinault

[ kwi-nawlt ]

noun

, plural Qui·naults, (especially collectively) Qui·nault
  1. a member of an Indigenous people of western Washington State.
  2. the Salishan language of the Quinault.
  3. a river flowing southwest from the Olympic Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. 65 miles (105 km) long.


adjective

  1. of or relating to the Quinault or their language.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Quinault1

First recorded in 1865–70; from Quinault kʷínayɬ, kʷinajɬ, the name of a village at the mouth of the Quinault River (now called Taholah)

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Example Sentences

Neither of the versions of Quinault in the table on p. 504 agrees with the modern spelling.

He made verses, which were handed about and attributed to Quinault.

However, when Quinault said that a lady was in the case, the plagiary was forgiven.

Are there any other passions than those which have been delineated by Racine, and sketched by Quinault?

The thirteen "lyrical tragedies" given by Quinault and Lulli from 1673 to 1686 are all constructed upon this one theme.

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