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Middle French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French faus, with the L added back to reflect the Latin falsus.


faulx m (feminine singular faulsse, masculine plural faulx, feminine plural faulsses)

  1. false; untrue
  2. false; pretentious

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin falx.


faulx f (plural faulx)

  1. scythe
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais:
      car il fut cause de sa mort: le coustillier d'Onesile l'ayant accueilli d'une faulx entre les deux espaules
  • French: faux (adjective and noun)