gaaignier

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Germanic origin: from Frankish *waidanjan (get food), a calque of Latin petere. Compare Occitan ganhar, Catalan guanyar, Italian guadagnare, Portuguese ganhar, cf. also Spanish ganar.

Verb[edit]

gaaignier

  1. to win
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Milun
      tost i pout perdre u guaaignier
      Straight away, he could lose or win
  2. (by extension) to make money; to save money
    • circa 1200, author unknown, Aucassin et Nicolette
      [] li donra un jour un baceler qui du pain li gaaignera par honor
      [] will give to her a young suitor who will earn his bread through honor

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb conjugates like other verbs ending in -ier. These verbs are conjugated mostly like verbs in -er, but have an extra i before the e of some endings. The forms that would normally end in *-ign, *-igns, *-ignt are modified to ing, inz, int. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]