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  • proper n. A female given name.


From a Middle English feminine form of John, from Old French Jehane; sometimes considered Scottish. (Wiktionary)


  • Instead we wrote JEAN in the snow with foot prints and Jean played snow football lots.

    Snell-Pym » London in the Snow

  • The first Grand Master of the Priory proper is listed as Jean de Gisors, who is said to have taken the title Jean II.

    The Sion Revelation

  • According to the Dossiers Secrets, the first Grand Master of the Priory of Sion, a Norman nobleman called Jean de Gisors, took the title Jean II.

    The Sion Revelation

  • But Madeline only laughed at what she called Jean's neat little scheme for getting the last word.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • The French historian Jean Markale summarizes the Priory’s odd explanation that Jean de Gisors took this title because “the title Jean I was traditionally reserved for Christ.”

    The Sion Revelation

  • The story: Captain Jean-Luc Picard awakes on the Enterprise-E from a nightmare involving his assimilation by the Borg.

    Revisiting the Movies – Star Trek: First Contact

  • But living the American dream turns into a living nightmare for mother and daughter in Jean Kwok's searing debut novel.

    Jean Kwok's debut 'Girl in Translation' speaks eloquently

  • AUDIO FILE: Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce the French word vélo and read the French sentence, above.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Jean-Marc's USA Wine Tour: If you are near Tampa on March 24th, you are very welcome to join Jean-Marc for one of his wine tastings.

    Lettres de ma Terrasse

  • Audio File: Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce the French word "grimpette" and the example sentence: Download Grimpette (mp3).

    French Word-A-Day:


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