faute

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French[edit]

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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.

Noun[edit]

faute f ‎(plural fautes)

  1. error, mistake
    une faute d'orthographe - a spelling mistake
  2. fault, blame
    c'est de ma faute - it's my fault / I'm to blame
    c'est toujours la faute aux autres - it's always other people's fault / other people are always to blame
    il rejette la faute sur son patron - he 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

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