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  • With numerals from 5-60 and 100, - aine is used to form (feminine) nouns denoting approximate quantities.

    composite - French Word-A-Day

  • James the apostle is said the Less, how well that he was elder of age than was S. James the More, because like as is in religion he that entered first is called aine and great, and he that cometh after shall be called less, though he be the older, and in this wise was this S. James called the less.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • There should be a variety of accent marks: the e in "aine" calls for an acute accent, the c in "ca" need a cedilla.

    Caroline

  • By inserting Mr. Dickey and Hisanori Takahashi into their rotation and removing Oliver Perez (because of ineffectiveness) and John M aine (who was both injured and ineffective), the Mets have upgraded their starting pitching at least so far.

    Newly-Inspired Mets Back at .500 With Rout of Phillies

  • With numerals from 5-60 and 100, -aine is used to form feminine nouns denoting approximate quantities.

    composite - French Word-A-Day

  • Eelkõige selle pärast, et meil on olemas aine nimega "Kirjandus", itaalias on "Italiano" ning sellega piirdutakse.

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • Loengutes on parem olla (jätame teadusliku taseme kõrvale, just aine edasiandmisviis on oluliselt teistsugune).

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • 'It's a lovely thing-looks antique and expensive-a big aine thyst with pearls around it.'

    Rome's Revenge

  • The voice of B.g B.aine came from everywhere (like the voice of God in a Cecil B. DeMille movie, Susannah thought), but Lit-tle B.aine's from only one: the speaker directly over their heads.

    Wizard and Glass

  • Now that I've found aine I understand why you could never let him go.

    Laura's Baby

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  • Words in Scrabble dictionaries are unaccented, like the tiles. That is, all virtual ones I use are so; I've not seen a real, paper one.

    Yahoo must be lying about dictionary.com (I can't find any official mention of it, mind?), or else including all foreign words in its game — have you tried playing something completely outré that also appears in Kernerman's?

    April 22, 2008

  • Sarra, I suspect you mean that aîné is a Gastwort, if not a Gastarbeiter (at least I've never seen it do much work around here), or has the diacritic-free aine also taken up residence in English, like some freeloader in a Chekhov play? Perhaps as a euphemism to companion derrière?

    But that still does not explain why it is not in the Literati arbitrator, Dictionary.com, which lists other borrowings; hence, my exasperation.

    April 22, 2008

  • It's acceptable in real Scrabble too. Aîné is French for elder (and aine, without the accents, groin!). It seems to be a Gastwort (see here) and nothing more. Which is a bit rude.

    April 21, 2008

  • Literati is a Scrabble®-like game on the Web via Yahoo (http://games.yahoo.com/word-games). I'm surprised you don't know about it, bilby. You'd be a demon.

    April 21, 2008

  • What's Literati, rolig?

    April 20, 2008

  • I have no idea why Literati accepted this word. Dictionary.com, which is supposed to be the word-arbitrator for Literati, lists it only as a foreign word (in Finnish and French) via the Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary.

    April 20, 2008