Faillir [fajiR]

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Meaning: to fail.
Origin: VL. *faillire <= L. fallo, fêfelli, falsus, fallere (3) to deceive, disappoint, be mistaken, fail; cf. falloir.
Cognate verbs: Sp. falsear to falsify, faltar to be short of, miss, fallar to fail, be short of, fallecer to die; Port. falecer to have not, die, falir to be short of, bankrupt, falsar to falsify, faltar to be short of; It. fallare to mistake, fallire to fail, falsare to falsify; E. fail (from OF).
 
Present
Indicative
Future
Indicative
Imperfect
Indicative
Past Simple
Indicative
je faux
tu faux
il faut
ns faillons
vs faillez
ils faillent
je faillirai (faudrai)
tu failliras
il faillira
ns faillirons
vs faillirez
ils failliront
je faillissais
tu faillissais
il faillissait
ns faillissions
vs faillissiez
ils faillissaient
je faillis
tu faillis
il faillit
ns faillîmes
vs faillîtes
ils faillirent
Present
Subjunctive
Imperfect
Subjunctive
Present
Imperative
Present
Participle
que je faille
que tu failles
qu'il faille
que ns faillions
que vs failliez
qu'ils faillent
que je faillisse
que tu faillisses
qu' il faillît
que ns faillissions
que vs faillissiez
qu' ils faillissent
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faillant 
   
Past
Participle
failli, e 
   
 
Note: This verb is rarely used and sometimes is conjugated on the pattern ofthe 2nd conjugation (as finir).
 

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