éblouir

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French esbloïr, from Old French esbleuir (to dazzle), from Medieval Latin *exblaudō (dazzle, verb), from ex- + *blaudō (overwhelm, make someone weak, verb), from Frankish *blōdjan, *blauþian (to overcome, make weak), from Proto-Germanic *blauþijaną (to make weak, make void, soften), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlaw- (weak, frightened, timid). Cognate with Old High German blōdi (sluggish, feeble, physically weak) ( > German blöde), Old English blēaþ (gentle, timid, peaceful, inactive), Danish blød (soft).

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Verb[edit]

éblouir

  1. (transitive) to dazzle

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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