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Of, belonging, or relating to an austere order of Franciscan Observantine friars, founded in 1556 by St Peter of Alcántara, or an order of Franciscan nuns later modelled upon it.
A member of the Alcantarine order of friars, or of the Alcantarine nuns modelled on it.
Late 18th century. From Alcántara, the name of the hometown of the founder of the order, situated in western Spain + -ine, after Italian alcantarino and its etymon Spanish alcantarino, adjectives.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.