faille

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

faille (countable and uncountable, plural failles)

  1. A fabric woven from silk, cotton, or rayon with slight ribs.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /faj/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From faillir.

Noun[edit]

faille f (plural failles)

  1. (seismology) fault
  2. flaw
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

faille

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of faillir

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French faille. Ultimate origin obscure. Perhaps an Old Frankish borrowing.

Noun[edit]

faille f (plural failles)

  1. faille (fabric woven from silk)

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

faille

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of falloir
    je ne crois pas qu'il faille faire celaI don't think this needs to be done

Further reading[edit]


Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

faille f

  1. genitive singular of faill

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
faille fhaille bhfaille
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from the Latin verb fallō.

Noun[edit]

faille f (oblique plural failles, nominative singular faille, nominative plural failles)

  1. failure

Descendants[edit]

  • French: faille