été

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See also: ete, -ete, and -eté

French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French esté, from Latin aestās, aestātem.

Noun[edit]

été m (plural étés)

  1. summer
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin status, past participle of stare (which was conflated with esse in French).

Verb[edit]

été (intransitive, hence invariable)

  1. past participle of être
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter I:
      Aussi essayait-il [d']accommoder [un nom à con cheval] qui désignât ce qu’il avait été avant d’entrer dans la chevalerie errante, et ce qu’il était alors.
      He tried to accommodate [a name for his horse] that would designate what he had been before entering into knight-errantry, and what he was currently.

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