FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed (1725) from Spanish faraute "presentor [who has nice clothes] introducing the beginning of a comedy (1611)", "war messenger (1646)", and "herald"; borrowed as haraute (the germanic h becomes f in Castilian, XVth) from Old French heraut, hiraut (modern héraut) from Frankish *heriwald evolution of Proto-Germanic *harjawaldaz, a compound consisting of Proto-Indo-European *ker- (army) + *h₂welh₁- (to rule). Compare Walter, which has these elements reversed.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fa.ʁo/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

faraud (feminine faraude, masculine plural farauds, feminine plural faraudes)

  1. smug or proud of one's appearance or clothing

DescendantsEdit

  • Louisiana Creole French: faraud

Further readingEdit


Louisiana Creole FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French faraud (proudly dressed).

VerbEdit

faraud

  1. to dress well

ReferencesEdit

  • Alcée Fortier, Louisiana Folktales