malvais

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *malifātius, which consists of malus ‎(bad) and fātum ‎(destiny).[1]. Created in a similar way is the proper name Bonifatius. Cognates include Spanish malvado, Italian malvagio.

Adjective[edit]

malvais m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular malvaise)

  1. bad, evil

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacqueline Picoche, Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français, Paris 2009, Dictionnaires Le Robert, ISBN 978-2-84902-424-9

Old Provençal[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin *malifātius. Gallo-Romance cognate with Old French malvais.

Adjective[edit]

malvais

  1. bad (not good)

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