devourer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

devour +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

devourer (plural devourers)

  1. One who devours.
    • 1774, Edward Long, The History of Jamaica (page 354)
      It is doubtful, whether we ought to ascribe any superior qualities to the more ancient Africans; for we find them represented [] as proud, lazy, deceitful, thievish, [] devourers of human flesh, and quaffers of human blood []

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

devourer

  1. to devour; to consume; to eat

Conjugation[edit]


Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

devourer

  1. Alternative form of devorer

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. This verb has a stressed present stem deveur distinct from the unstressed stem devour. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.