gager

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

gager (plural gagers)

  1. A measurer.

See also[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gage or from Old French guagier, itself from guage or from a derivative of Frankish *waddi, *wadja, possibly through a Vulgar Latin intermediate *wadiare from *wadium. Compare English to wage and wager, which came from the same source via an Anglo-Norman/Old Northern French variant.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gager

  1. to guarantee
  2. to wager or bet

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written gage- 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.

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