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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fēbelis, from Latin flēbilis (tearful, mournful, lamentable) by dissimilation, from fleō (I weep) (akin to fluō (to flow)).

AdjectiveEdit

feble (masculine and feminine plural febles)

  1. weak, feeble
    Synonym: dèbil
    Antonym: fort

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

febla (weak) +‎ -e

AdverbEdit

feble

  1. weakly, dimly, faintly, feebly, lightly, mildly

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman feble, from Latin flēbilis.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeːbəl/, /ˈfeːblə/

AdjectiveEdit

feble (plural and weak singular feble, comparative feblere, superlative feblest)

  1. Feeble, weak, or strengthless:
    1. Infirm, weak, or frail; lacking physical strength or capability.
    2. Cowardly, nervous, overcautious; lacking willpower.
    3. Unfaithful, unbelieving; lacking religious confidence.
    4. Unthinking, unwise; lacking mental acuity.
    5. Ineffective, weak; lacking power, strength, or magnitude.
    6. Easily damaged, broken, or bent; lacking sturdiness or robustness.
  2. Insidious, iniquitous; morally wrong or erroneous.
  3. Of bad quality, design, or keeping; shoddily constructed or maintained.
  4. Sad, grieving (because of misfortune or bad luck)
  5. (rare, money) Having a low precious metal content.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Anglo-Norman *feblir.

VerbEdit

feble

  1. Alternative form of feblen

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fēbelis, from Latin flēbilis (tearful, mournful, lamentable) by dissimilation.

AdjectiveEdit

feble m (oblique and nominative feminine singular feble)

  1. weak; feeble

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Catalan feble, from Vulgar Latin *fēbelis, from Latin flēbilis (tearful, mournful, lamentable).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeble/, [ˈfeβle]

AdjectiveEdit

feble (plural febles)

  1. feeble
    Synonym: débil

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