afaire

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ad + faciō.

Noun[edit]

afaire f (oblique plural afaires, nominative singular afaire, nominative plural afaires)

  1. character; disposition
  2. situation; event
    • 12th Century, Unknown, Raoul de Cambrai:
      .I. mes en vait au roi de Saint Denis
      Qui tout l'afaire li ot contet et dit[.]
      One month he went to the king of Saint Denis
      And told him all about the situation[.]
  3. problem; difficulty

Descendants[edit]