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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.dyl.tɛʁ/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin adulter (adulterous; adulterer).

AdjectiveEdit

adultère (plural adultères)

  1. adulterous
    Synonym: infidèle
    • 1972, Georges Brassens (lyrics and music), “À l’ombre des maris”, in Fernande:
      Ne jetez pas la pierre à la femme adultère / Je suis derrière…
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

adultère m or f (plural adultères)

  1. adulterer
    • 1739, Frédéric II; Voltaire, L'anti-Machiavel:
      Les lois de Saxe condamnaient tout adultère à avoir la tête tranchée.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French adultere, a borrowing from Latin adulterium, from adulter.

NounEdit

adultère m (plural adultères)

  1. adultery (sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than their spouse)
    • 1901, Pierre Louÿs, Les Aventures du roi Pausole:
      Elle connut les joies de l’adultère, l’étroitesse du fiacre, l’odeur du meublé, l’heure trop courte, le faux nom et la poste restante.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

adultère

  1. first-person singular present indicative of adultérer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of adultérer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of adultérer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of adultérer
  5. second-person singular imperative of adultérer

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