See also: Fate

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fata (prediction), plural of fatum, from fatus (spoken), from for (to speak). Displaced native Old English wyrd.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /feɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

NounEdit

fate (countable and uncountable, plural fates)

  1. The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314:
      Captain Edward Carlisle [] felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, []; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
  2. The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.
  3. An event or a situation which is inevitable in the fullness of time.
  4. Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.
    Accept your fate.
  5. (mythology) Alternative letter-case form of Fate (one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).

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VerbEdit

fate (third-person singular simple present fates, present participle fating, simple past and past participle fated)

  1. (transitive) To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.
    The oracle's prediction fated Oedipus to kill his father; not all his striving could change what would occur.
    • 2011, James Al-Shamma, Sarah Ruhl: A Critical Study of the Plays (page 119)
      At the conclusion of this part, Eric, who plays Jesus and is now a soldier, captures Violet in the forest, fating her to a concentration camp.

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  • In some uses this may imply it causes the inevitable event.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfa.te/
  • Hyphenation: fà‧te

VerbEdit

fate

  1. inflection of fare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

NounEdit

fate f

  1. plural of fata

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LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

fāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of fātus

Murui HuitotoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɸa.tɛ]
  • Hyphenation: fa‧te

VerbEdit

fate

  1. (transitive) to hit
  2. (intransitive) to hit

ReferencesEdit

  • Katarzyna Izabela Wojtylak (2017) A grammar of Murui (Bue): a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia.[1], Townsville: James Cook University press (PhD thesis), page 130

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

fate (present tense fatar, past tense fata, past participle fata, passive infinitive fatast, present participle fatande, imperative fat)

  1. Alternative form of fata

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ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fate

  1. feat

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

fate

  1. dative singular of fat

YamdenaEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ǝpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ǝpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Sǝpat.

NumeralEdit

fate

  1. Alternative form of fat