See also: fete, Fete, fêté, fetĕ, and fețe

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French fête.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fête (plural fêtes)

  1. Alternative spelling of fete

VerbEdit

fête (third-person singular simple present fêtes, present participle fêting, simple past and past participle fêted)

  1. Alternative spelling of fete

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French feste, from Old French feste, from Late Latin fēsta, from the plural of Latin fēstum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fête f (plural fêtes)

  1. winter holidays (always in plural)
    Tu fais quoi pour les fêtes (de fin d'année)?
    What will you do for the (winter) holidays? (literally: The end-of-year holidays)
  2. party
    Je fais une fête chez moi ce soir!
    I'm throwing a party at my place tonight! (literally: doing a party)
  3. (Christianity) name day
    Le 18 mai, c'est la fête des Eric.
    May 18 is the name day of people named Eric
  4. (Canada, Louisiana) birthday
    Bonne fête!
    Happy birthday!

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: fête
  • German: Fete

VerbEdit

fête

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

Further readingEdit


NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French feste, from Late Latin fēsta, from the plural of Latin fēstum.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Jersey) IPA(key): /feit/
  • (file)

NounEdit

fête f (plural fêtes)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) holiday