flotter

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French floter (to float), from Frankish flotōn (to float, swim), from Proto-Germanic *flutōną (to float, swim), from Proto-Indo-European *plew-, *plōw- (to flow, swim). Cognate with Middle Dutch vlōten (to float, swim), Old English flotian (to float), Old Norse flota (to float, launch). More at float.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /flɔ.te/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

flotter

  1. (intransitive) To float
  2. to flutter, to wave
  3. (informal) to mill about

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

flotter

  1. comparative degree of flott

LuxembourgishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

flotter

  1. feminine dative of flott

Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French floter.

VerbEdit

flotter

  1. to float

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: flotter