finer

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English[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

finer

  1. comparative form of fine: more fine

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Noun[edit]

finer (plural finers)

  1. One who fines or purifies.

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Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (unofficial but common form) finér

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fineːr/, [fiˈneːˀɐ̯]

Noun[edit]

finer c (singular definite fineren, not used in plural form)

  1. veneer (thin covering of fine wood)

Verb[edit]

finer or finér

  1. Imperative of finere.

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīnīre (influenced in conjugation by Vulgar Latin *finiscere), present active infinitive of fīniō, from fīnis (boundary, limit).

Verb[edit]

finer

  1. to finish; to complete
    • circa 1250, Rutebeuf, Ci commence le miracle de Théophile:
      S'en sui plus dolenz, Salatin,
      Quar en françois ne en latin
      Ne finai onques de proier
      I am very sad about it, Satan
      For neither in French nor in Latin
      Have I stopped praying for you
  2. (figuratively, transitive) to kill; to murder
  3. (figuratively, intransitive) to die

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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