From Middle English infaunt, borrowed from Latin īnfantem, accusative masculine singular of īnfāns, nominal use of the adjective meaning 'not able to speak', from īn- + fāns, present participle of for. The verb is from Anglo-Norman enfanter, from the same Latin source. infante.
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