forger

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia en

Etymology[edit]

forge +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

forger (plural forgers)

  1. Person who falsifies documents with intent to defraud, eg, to create a false will.
  2. Person who forges metals.

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French forger, forgier, from Latin fabricāre, present active infinitive of fabricō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

forger

  1. to forge
  2. (figuratively) to forge, to conceive

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written forge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

External links[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fabrico.

Verb[edit]

forger

  1. Alternative form of forgier

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. 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. In addition, g becomes j before an a or an o to keep the /dʒ/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.