malfaire etymology

Old French word malfaire comes from Latin facio, Latin malus, and later Latin male (Badly. Cruelly, wickedly. Not much; feebly. Wrongly.)

Detailed word origin of malfaire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
facio Latin (lat) I appoint.. I do. I make, construct, fashion, frame, build, erect. I make, produce, compose.
malus Latin (lat) (of fate) evil, unlucky. Bad, evil, wicked, injurious. Destructive, mischievous, hurtful. Ill-looking, ugly, deformed.
factus Latin (lat)
male Latin (lat) Badly. Cruelly, wickedly. Not much; feebly. Wrongly.
malefacio Latin (lat) I do evil or harm. I injure.
malfaire Old French (fro)

Words with the same origin as malfaire

Descendants of facio
chaufer confeccion desfait difficile edifice effect effet efficace face faisable faitis feire fes- fesandier mesfere oeuchine official officier parfit sacrifice sanctificacion soficient specifique sufisanz versifier
Descendants of malus
maillet mal mal- maldire maleir malfaisance malison mallet maudire