FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French esté, from Latin aestās, aestātem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eydʰ- (burn; fire).

NounEdit

été m (plural étés)

  1. summer

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit
Seasons in French · saisons (layout · text)
printemps (spring) été (summer) automne (autumn) hiver (winter)

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin stātus, past participle of sistō (which was conflated with sum in Old French). Compare also the noun état.

VerbEdit

été (intransitive, hence invariable)

  1. past participle of être
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter I:
      Aussi essayait-il [d']accommoder [un nom à con cheval] qui désignât ce qu’il avait été avant d’entrer dans la chevalerie errante, et ce qu’il était alors.
      He tried to accommodate [a name for his horse] that would designate what he had been before entering into knight-errantry, and what he was currently.
  2. (Louisiana) past participle of aller

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