Etymology 1


jane (plural janes)

(obsolete) A silver Genovese coin, first used in England in the 14th century.

Etymology 2

Alternative forms.


jane (plural janes)

Alternative letter-case form of Jane, a woman.

Alternative spelling of jean

A female client of a prostitute.


• Jaen, JaĆ©n, Jean, Jena, jean


Proper noun

Jane (plural Janes)

A female given name from Hebrew; the standard feminine form of John since the 17th century.

A patronymic surname derived from a Middle English variant of John.


Jane (plural Janes)

(informal) A woman, often specifically a girlfriend.

Alternative letter-case form of jane (ā€œfemale client of a prostituteā€)

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• Jaen, JaĆ©n, Jean, Jena, jean

Source: Wiktionary

Jane, n. Etym: [LL. Janua Genoa; L. Genua, also OE. Jean.]

1. A coin of Genoa; any small coin. Chaucer.

2. A kind of twilled cotton cloth. See Jean.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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