marâtre

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French marastre, from Vulgar Latin *matrastra, from Latin māter (mother). Cognate to Catalan madrastra, Spanish madrastra, Portuguese madrasta.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ma.ʁɑtʁ/
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NounEdit

marâtre f (plural marâtres, masculine parâtre)

  1. (dated) stepmother (especially an evil one)
    Synonym: belle-mère
  2. (by extension) bad or uncaring mother

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