aune [ohn] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- an old French unit of measure for fabrics, equivalent to about 47 inches (119 cm).
Origin of aune 1700–10; French; Old French aulne Frankish *alina (cognate with Old High German elina, Old English eln). See ell2 Examples from the Web for aune Historical Examples of aune
From Aune we had a terrible drive over a road in the making.
At Aune we met two very handsome Norwegians, who were crossing the country on foot.
His letter to Aune could not fail to be circulated through the army.
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
As for Perrault, he probably drew from a popular tradition his Aune de Boudin.
Britton, i. 189, tells us that the aune contains two cubits and two thumbs (inches).
Frederic William Maitland