-oyer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French -oiier, -oier, from Vulgar Latin -idiāre, -izāre, which was formed after Ancient Greek -ίζειν (-ízein), whence also French -iser (re-borrowed from Latin), Catalan -ejar, Italian -eggiare, Occitan -ejar, Romanian -ez, Spanish and Portuguese -ear[1]. Compare also Gothic -𐌹𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (-itjan), -𐌰𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (-atjan, -ate, -ise), Old High German -izzen, -azzen (-ate, -ise), Old English -ettan (-ate, -ise). See also English -ize and English -ise.

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Suffix[edit]

-oyer

  1. A suffix used to form some verbs, often with factitive effect.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009, Jacqueline Picoche; Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert: