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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French faux.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

faux ‎(not comparable)

  1. Fake or artificial
    • 2008, James Chandler, ‎Maureen N. McLane, The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry
      He modernizes the faux-archaic “withouten wind, withouten tide” to the more pointed and concrete “without a breeze, without a tide.”
    • 2012, Susan Crabtree, ‎Peter Beudert, Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques (page 392)
      Because mahoganies yield a supple fine-grained wood, they are often used as veneer wood. With proper technique and graining tools, all ofthese variations can be produced in faux wood.
    • 2012, Annie Padden Jubb, ‎David Jubb, LifeFood Recipe Book: Living on Life Force (page 196)
      Run grapes, either frozen, chilled, or room temperature, through your juicer for an incredible grape faux wine.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French fauz, faus from Latin falsus

AdjectiveEdit

faux m ‎(feminine singular fausse, masculine plural faux, feminine plural fausses)

  1. false; untrue
  2. false; not real
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AdverbEdit

faux

  1. badly; inaccurately; untruly

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin falx.

NounEdit

faux f ‎(plural faux)

  1. scythe

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Etymology 3Edit

From Old French fail, faus, from Latin fallō, fallis.

VerbEdit

faux

  1. first-person singular present indicative of faillir
  2. second-person singular present indicative of faillir

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Possibly related to Ancient Greek χάος(kháos, abyss, chasm).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

faux f ‎(genitive faucis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) throat, gullet
  2. chasm

InflectionEdit

Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
nominative faux faucēs
genitive faucis faucium
dative faucī faucibus
accusative faucem
faucim
faucēs
faucīs
ablative fauce
faucī
faucibus
vocative faux faucēs

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Middle FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

faux m ‎(feminine singular fauce, masculine plural faux, feminine plural fauces)

  1. Alternative form of faulx

NormanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French faulz, the plural of fault, ultimately from Latin falsus.

AdjectiveEdit

faux m

  1. (Jersey) false
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin falx, from Proto-Indo-European *dhalk-, *dhalg-(a cutting tool).

NounEdit

faux f ‎(plural faux)

  1. (Jersey) scythe