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Old French Dictionary F

   This glossary (F) can provide a valuable reference for French words in general use during the 15th century, including appropriate Latin, Castilian, Old Latin, Greek, Catalan, etc., references. New words will be added to this dictionary periodically as they become available.



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NOTE: A lower case "f" might actually be an "s".

Facet - (L. v.) to do easily
         note: from Latin "facesso" - to do eagerly

Facher - (O.F. a.) angry, upset

Faillir - (O.F. p.) failing, slipping, sliding, falling, declining

Faim - (O.F. n.f.) suffering, hunger, anger, hatred, passion, desire

Fainct - (O.F. v.) make, act, create, do

Faint - (O.F. p.) feigning, disassembling, falling back

Faire - (F. n.) an act, or neccessary action

Faire - (F. v.) to make, to do

Fait/Faict - (O.F. n.) fate, grant, formed, done, composed, arranged

Famine - (O.F. n.) famine

Farouches - (O.F. a.) fierce, ferocious

Faschee - (O.F. n.) fascist, fascism

Fascheux - (O.F. a.) grievous

Faudra - (O.F. v. fut.) will be, must be, will have to

Faulte - (O.F. n.f.) fault, sin, wanting

Faulte - (O.F. p.) faulted, demanded

Faux - (O.F. a.) false

Favorable - (O.F. a.) favorable

Favory - (O.F. a.) favorite

Felice - (O.F. n.) happiness, joy, ease, bliss, abundance

Femme - (O.F. n.) woman, female, lady

Fenestre - (O.F. n.) window

Fer - (F. n.) steel, iron, steel weapon, sword, swordsman, iron globe (bomb), etc..

Fer/Fera/Feront - (O.F. v., fut.) (he, she, it, there) will be, will make, shall produce, shall create
         note: the French word "faire" - to make or create

Fertsod - (O.F. n.) Fertod

Fertile - (O.F. a.) fertile, productive, supporting, loyal

Feste - (O.F. n.) festival, holiday, celebration

Feu/Feux - (F. n.) fire, flame

Feu/Feux - (F. a.) burning, aflame, on fire

Feut - (O.F. a.) stuffed, filled

Fez - (F. n.) Turkey, Turkish coast of Africa

Fiel - (O.F. n.) bitter hatred

Fier - (O.F. a.) arrogant, fierce, proud

Figuieres - (O.F. n. plur.) figs, fig trees

Fils/Filz - (O.F. n.) son, boy

Fille - (O.F. n.) daughter, girl

Fin - (O.F. a.) subtle, illusive, cunning

Fin/Finie - (O.F. n.) finish, end

Flambe - (O.F. n.) flame, light, torch

Flateurs - (O.F. n. plur.) flatterers

Fleaux - (O.F. n.) disaster, scourge, catastrophe

Fleur/Fleurir - (O.F. n.) flower, bloom, blossom, luster, fleur-de-lis, papacy

Fleur-de-lis - (O.F. n.) a crest of 3 lilies, Catholic Church, papacy

Fleuve - (O.F. n.) river, route, course
         source: Cassell's French Dictionary ISBN# 0-02-522620-7
         note: in 15th century Europe, rivers were the main "route" or "course" of travel
                  between major cities. Roads were poorly kept and often beset by robbers.

Florence - (O.F. n.f.) Florence

Foi/Foy - (O.F. n.) act of faith, trust, assurance, loyalty

Fois - (F. n.f.) a time, a turn, a course

Fond - (F. n.) bottom, plow, ground floor

Fondation - (O.F. a.) beginning, ending, wasting away

Force - (O.F. n.) force, forces, troops

Forest - (O.F. n.) forest

Forme - (O.F. n.) shape, form

Fort - (O.F. n.) strength, military fort, stronghold

Fort/Forte - (O.F. a.) strong, powerful, vehement

Fortune - (F. n.) fortune, good luck

Fouldres - (O.F. n., plur.) flames, lightning, a thunderbolt, a fearsome person
         note: from French word "foudre" - lightning

Foy/Foi - (O.F. n.) act of faith, trust, assurance, loyalty

Franche - (F. v.) to free oneself, quit, break off

Franco - (O.F. n.) Franco (Spanish dictator)

Frapper - (O.F. v.) strike, attack

Fratricider - (O.F. v.) to kill one's brother (also friar-brother)

Frenetique - (O.F. a.) frenetic

Frere - (O.F. n.) brother

Frise - (O.F. n.f.) Holland, Belgium, Flanders

Froit/Froid - (O.F. n.) cold, freezing

Froment - (O.F. n.) wheat, corn

Front - (O.F. n.) forehead, face, brow

Fruict - (O. F. n.) fruit, fruitfulness

Fruit/Fruitz - (O. F. n.) fruit, progeny

Frustrez - (O.F. n.) frustration, disappointment

Fuir - (O.F. n.) flight, escape

Fuis - (O.F. p.) fleeing, escaping, running

Fulgures - (L. n., plur.) lightning strikes, flashes, explosions

Fur/Fureur - (O.F. n.) fury, furor

Furent - (O.F. a.) furiously, angrily

Fut/Futur - (O.F. n.) future



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   Old French word references may also be found in modern French dictionaries such as Cassell's French Dictionary hardcover edition and other older texts.  The Old French word definitions may often be found under classical "Class." or figurative "Fig." definitions.  If you can't find the appropriate definition in the French section of the dictionary, try doing a reverse look-up in the English section.  The 15th century Old French language made heavy use of both Latin and Greek words.  Some word definitions have survived almost completely intact into modern times, and can be located by simply typing them into an Internet search engine.

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