avachir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French avachir (to lose one's energy or force), from Old French avachir (to sag), from Old Frankish *waikijan (to soften), from Proto-Germanic *waikwijaną (to soften, make pliable, avoid), from Proto-Indo-European *weig-, *weik- (soft, pliable; to avoid). Cognate with Old High German weihjan (to soften), Old English wǣcan (to weaken, oppress, trouble), Old Norse veikja (to bow, make feeble, weaken). More at weak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

avachir

  1. to make soft; make limp or flabby; cause to sag.
  2. to render incapable of producing effort.

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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