maltalent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English maltalent, from Anglo-Norman maltalent and Middle French maltalent, maltalant, from mal (evil) + talent (disposition).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maltalent (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Ill will; malice, malevolence. [14th-19th c.]

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French maltalent, from Old French mautalant; equivalent to mal- +‎ talent.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /malˈtalɛnt/, /mau̯ˈtalɛnt/, /ˌmaːlˈtalɛnt/

Noun[edit]

maltalent (uncountable)

  1. ill will, malice, anger

Descendants[edit]

  • English: maltalent (obsolete)

References[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French mautalant.

Noun[edit]

maltalent m (plural maltalens)

  1. evil intention(s)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • maltalent on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)