cheoir

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French cheoir, from Vulgar Latin *cadēre, from Latin cadere, present active infinitive of cadō.

Verb[edit]

cheoir

  1. to fall

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Descendants[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *cadēre, from Latin cadere, present active infinitive of cadō.

Verb[edit]

cheoir

  1. to fall
  2. to fall out (become detached)
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine):
      Donc il semble par cest exemple que aulcuns soient mezeaux confermés puisque les ongles cheent
      So it seems by this example that some are confirmed lepers because their nails fall out
  3. (impersonal) to happen

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem chié distinct from the unstressed stem che, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • “Appendix E: Irregular Verbs” in E. Einhorn (1974), Old French: A Concise Handbook, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-09838-6, page 151