malvais

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *malifātius, which consists of Latin malus (bad) and fātum (destiny).[1]. Created in a similar way is the proper name Bonifatius. Cognates include Spanish malvado, Italian malvagio.

AdjectiveEdit

malvais m (oblique and nominative feminine singular malvaise)

  1. bad, evil

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: maulvais

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jacqueline Picoche, Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français, Paris 2009, Dictionnaires Le Robert, →ISBN

Old OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *malifātius, from Latin malus + fātum. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French malvais.

AdjectiveEdit

malvais

  1. bad (not good)

ReferencesEdit