adultère

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See also: adultere, adulteré, and adultéré

French[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.dyl.tɛʁ/
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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin adulter (adulterous; adulterer).

Adjective[edit]

adultère (plural adultères)

  1. adulterous
    Synonym: infidèle
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

adultère m or f by sense (plural adultères)

  1. adulterer
    • 1739, Frédéric II, Voltaire, L'anti-Machiavel:
      Les lois de Saxe condamnaient tout adultère à avoir la tête tranchée.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Old French adultere, a borrowing from Latin adulterium, from adulter.

Noun[edit]

adultère m (plural adultères)

  1. adultery (sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than their spouse)
    • 1901, Pierre Louÿs, Les Aventures du roi Pausole:
      Elle connut les joies de l’adultère, l’étroitesse du fiacre, l’odeur du meublé, l’heure trop courte, le faux nom et la poste restante.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
Descendants[edit]
  • Russian: адюльтер (adjulʹter)
    • Georgian: ადიულტერი (adiulṭeri)

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

adultère

  1. inflection of adultérer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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