See also: fauté

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French faute, from Vulgar Latin *fallita, feminine of *fallitus, in place of Latin falsus, perfect passive participle of fallō. Compare Catalan, Spanish, and Portuguese falta. Doublet of faillite. Compare English fault and Spanish falta (lack, shortage).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fot/
  • (file)

NounEdit

faute f (plural fautes)

  1. error, mistake
    une faute d'orthographea spelling mistake
    C'est la faute à pas de chance.It’s bad luck’s fault.
  2. fault, blame
    c'est de ma fauteI'm to blame (literally, “it's my fault”)
    c'est toujours la faute aux autresother people are always to blame (literally, “it's always other people's fault”)
    il rejette la faute sur son patronhe laid/put the blame on his boss
  3. (law) wrong, misdemeanor
  4. (sports) foul, fault (infraction of the rules)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

faute

  1. vocative masculine singular of fautus

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman faute, from Vulgar Latin *fallita.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfau̯t(ə)/, /ˈfalt(ə)/, /ˈfau̯lt(ə)/

NounEdit

faute (plural fautes)

  1. fault

DescendantsEdit

  • English: fault
  • Yola: fout
  • Welsh: ffawt

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

faute f or m (definite singular fauten or fauta, indefinite plural fauter or fautar, definite plural fautene or fautane)

  1. alternative form of faut

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fallita, feminine of *fallitus, in place of Latin falsus, perfect passive participle of fallō.

NounEdit

faute f (oblique plural fautes, nominative singular faute, nominative plural fautes)

  1. fault; error; mistake

DescendantsEdit