英 [dɪ'meɪn; dɪ'miːn]
1. domin- => domain => demesne "land held for a lord's own use".
2. Old French their fondness for inserting -s- before -n-. eg: mean "middle" => mesne.
- demesne:  Ultimately, demesne is the same word as domain. It comes via Old French demeine from Latin dominicus, an adjective meaning ‘of a lord’ (see DOMINION), and hence etymologically means ‘land belonging to a lord’. Under the feudal system it denoted land retained by the lord for his own use, rather than let out to tenants. The -s- was inserted into the word in Anglo-Norman, partly as a graphic device to indicate a long vowel and partly through association with Old French mesnie ‘household’, which came ultimately from Latin mansio ‘place to stay’ (source of English mansion).
=> dame, danger, domain, dominion
- demesne (n.)
- c. 1300, demeyne (modern spelling by late 15c.), from Anglo-French demesne, demeine, Old French demaine "land held for a lord's own use," from Latin dominicus "belonging to a master," from dominus "lord." Re-spelled by Anglo-French legal scribes under influence of Old French mesnie "household" (and the concept of a demesne as "land attached to a mansion") and their fondness for inserting -s- before -n-. Essentially the same word as domain.
- 1. The tenants of the demesne enjoyed certain privileges.
- 2. Keats is referring to epic poetry when he mentions Homer's'proud demesne '.
- 3. Additionally this railroad is to belong to demesne share - holding system railroad.
- 4. Keats is referring to epic poetry when he mentions Homers proud demesne.
- 5. Each chapter is returned with each country the legal file about turning an issue demesne.
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