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Inherited from Middle French mut, muet, from Old French mu, mut, mui, from Latin mūtus, of Proto-Indo-European origin.
muet (feminine muette, masculine plural muets, feminine plural muettes)
- dumb (unable to talk)
- silent, mute, unspeaking
- 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".
- “muet”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
From Anglo-Norman muet; sometimes influenced by Latin mūtus.
- Temporarily unable to speak (due to strong emotions or secrecy)
- (rare) Mute; unable to speak or incapable of speech.
- (rare) Silent; tending not to make noise.
- “mūet, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-11-03.
From Old French mu, from Latin mūtus.
- muettement (“mutely, silently”)
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