doyen


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doy·en

 (doi-ĕn′, doi′ən, dwä-yăN′)
n.
A man who is the eldest or senior member of a group.

[Probably French, from Old French doien, from Late Latin decānus, chief of ten; see dean.]

doyen

(ˈdɔɪən; French dway)
n
the senior member of a group, profession, or society
[C17: from French, from Late Latin decānus leader of a group of ten; see dean]
doyenne fem n

doy•en

(dɔɪˈɛn, ˈdɔɪ ən; Fr. dwaˈyɛ̃)

n., pl. doy•ens (dɔɪˈɛnz, ˈdɔɪ ɛnz; Fr. dwaˈyɛ̃)
the senior member, as in age or experience, of a group, profession, etc.
[1665–75; < French; Old French deien < Latin decānus dean]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doyen - a man who is the senior member of a groupdoyen - a man who is the senior member of a group; "he is the dean of foreign correspondents"
elder, senior - a person who is older than you are
Translations
سرکرده

doyen

[ˈdɔɪən] Ndecano m

doyen

[ˈdɔɪən ˈdɔɪɛn] n (= respected figure) → doyen m
the doyen of → le doyen de

doyen

nNestor m; (of diplomatic corps)Doyen m

doyen

[ˈdɔɪən] n the doyen of (frm) → il decano di
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