fête

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See also: fete, Fete, fêté, fetĕ, and fețe

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fête.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fête (plural fêtes)

  1. Alternative spelling of fete

Verb[edit]

fête (third-person singular simple present fêtes, present participle fêting, simple past and past participle fêted)

  1. Alternative spelling of fete

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French feste, from Old French feste, from Late Latin fēsta, from the plural of Latin fēstum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fête f (plural fêtes)

  1. winter holidays (always in plural)
    Tu fais quoi pour les fêtes (de fin d'année)?
    What will you do for the (winter) holidays? (literally: The end-of-year holidays)
  2. party
    Je fais une fête chez moi ce soir!
    I'm throwing a party at my place tonight! (literally: doing a party)
  3. (Christianity) name day
    Le 18 mai, c'est la fête des Eric.
    May 18 is the name day of people named Eric
  4. (Canada, Louisiana) birthday
    Bonne fête!
    Happy birthday!

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: fête
  • German: Fete

Verb[edit]

fête

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fêter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fêter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fêter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of fêter
  5. second-person singular imperative of fêter

Further reading[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French feste, from Late Latin fēsta, from the plural of Latin fēstum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Jersey) IPA(key): /feit/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fête f (plural fêtes)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey) holiday