faute

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See also: fauté

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French faute, from Vulgar Latin *fallita, feminine of *fallitus, in place of Latin falsus, perfect passive participle of fallō. Compare Catalan, Spanish, and Portuguese falta. Doublet of faillite. Compare English fault and Spanish falta (lack, shortage).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fot/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

faute f (plural fautes)

  1. error, mistake
    une faute d'orthographea spelling mistake
    C'est la faute à pas de chance..
  2. fault, blame
    c'est de ma fauteI'm to blame (literally, “it's my fault”)
    c'est toujours la faute aux autresother people are always to blame (literally, “it's always other people's fault”)
    il rejette la faute sur son patronhe laid/put the blame on his boss
  3. (law) wrong, misdemeanor
  4. (sports) foul, fault (infraction of the rules)

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

faute

  1. vocative masculine singular of fautus

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *fallita, feminine of *fallitus, in place of Latin falsus, perfect passive participle of fallō.

Noun[edit]

faute f (oblique plural fautes, nominative singular faute, nominative plural fautes)

  1. fault; error; mistake

Descendants[edit]