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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Latin bāiulāre, present active infinitive of bāiulō.



  1. to deliver, hand over, give
  2. to lend, lease
  3. to govern, administer
  4. to bear, handle (weapons etc.)
  5. to use, treat
  6. to accept, to take; to capture


  • This verb conjugates similarly to other verbs ending -er. However, in the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.