bouillir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French boillir (to boil, burst), from Latin bullīre, present active infinitive of bulliō (to bubble), from Proto-Indo-European *bōul- (round object, bubble), related to Latin bulla (bubble, bud, button), Eastern Frisian pol (round, full, bursting). More at poll.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bouillir

  1. (intransitive) to boil (becoming boiling; reach boiling point)
  2. (transitive) to boil (cause to boil)
  3. (figuratively) to seethe

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is one of a fairly large group of irregular -ir verbs that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include sortir and dormir. The most significant difference between these verbs' conjugation and that of the regular -ir verbs is that these verbs' conjugation does not use the infix -iss-. Further, this conjugation has the forms (je, tu) bous and (il) bout in the present indicative and imperative, whereas a regular -ir verb would have *bouillis and *bouillit (as in the past historic).

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

bouillir

  1. to boil