faible etymology

French word faible comes from Latin -bilis, Proto-Italic *flēō (Weep, cry.)

Detailed word origin of faible

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-bilis Latin (lat) -(a)ble; used to form an adjective, usually from a verb, indicating a capacity or worth of being acted upon.
*flēō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Weep, cry.
fleo Latin (lat) I lament, grieve for. I weep, cry.
flebilis Latin (lat) Doleful, tearful. Lamentable.
*febelis Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*febilis Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
feble Old French (fro) Weak; feeble.
foible Middle French (frm) Feeble; weak.
faible French (fra) Lacking endurance. Weak Weakness (for someone/something).

Words with the same origin as faible

Descendants of -bilis
admirable divisibilité divisible durabilité faiblement faiblesse friable imper imperméabiliser ineffable misérabilisme misérabiliste misérable palpable rétablissement stabiliser stabilité stable vitupérable vulnérable étable établir