Talk:rétraindre

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Middle French verb. Dubious, it seems I translated it from fr:rétraindre which is from the Littré (a dictionary) which says "a former spelling of restreindre". Shouldn't this be Modern French then? As acute accents weren't used like that before 1600. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:57, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, it can hardly be modern French since the modern form is restreindre. --Actarus (Prince d'Euphor) 10:48, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
{{archaic spelling of|lang=fr}}? Mglovesfun (talk) 10:50, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
I don't think so. See http://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/restreindre --Actarus (Prince d'Euphor) 10:55, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
Well I've added the Modern French, I can scrape three citations from Google Books for retraindre in Middle French, but not with the acute accent. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:00, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
There are now three cites for the modern French, but two from the same author. But AFAICT there are more cites available, and the RFV is still open for two weeks. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:25, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
I don't know how to conjugate this in Middle French, so it's hard to look for the conjugated forms. It might pass, I have zero cites so far though as they are all Modern French. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:53, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
There is actually one(!) Google Book hit before 1600, but fails, seemingly unattestable. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:37, 9 February 2010 (UTC)