muet

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French mut, muet, from Old French mu, mut, mui, from Latin mūtus, of Proto-Indo-European origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɥɛ/, /my.ɛ/
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Adjective[edit]

muet (feminine muette, masculine plural muets, feminine plural muettes)

  1. dumb (unable to talk)
  2. silent, mute, unspeaking
  3. silent, unvoiced, unspoken
    Le et la deviennent l' devant une voyelle ou un « h » muet.
    Le and la become l' before a vowel or a silent "h".

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman muet; sometimes influenced by Latin mūtus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmiu̯ɛt/, /ˈmiu̯t/

Adjective[edit]

muet

  1. Temporarily unable to speak (due to strong emotions or secrecy)
  2. (rare) Mute; unable to speak or incapable of speech.
  3. (rare) Silent; tending not to make noise.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: mute
  • Scots: mute

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mu, from Latin mūtus.

Adjective[edit]

muet m

  1. (Jersey) mute

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