faute etymology

French word faute comes from Latin fallo, English -ify (To produce verbs meaning to make.)

Detailed word origin of faute

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fallo Latin (lat) I appease, beguile.. I deceive, trick, cheat, disappoint.. I escape the notice of, am unseen.. I mistake, am mistaken, deceive myself.. I swear falsely, perjure.
-ify English (eng) To produce verbs meaning to make.
false English (eng) (logic) Of a state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.. (music) Out of tune.. Based on factually incorrect premises.. Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.. Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous.. Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous.. Spurious, artificial.. [...]
falsus Latin (lat) Liar, deceiver.
*fallita Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
faute Old French (fro) Fault; error; mistake.
faute French (fra) (legal) wrong, misdemeanor. (sports) foul, fault (infraction of the rules). Error, mistake. Fault, blame.

Words with the same origin as faute

Descendants of fallo
faillir falsificateur falsifier fausser fautif fautivement