guéder

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier French guèder (to dye, woad), from guède (woad). More at guède.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

guéder

  1. to dye with the tint from the woad plant, to woad.
Conjugation[edit]
  • This verb is conjugated like céder. It is a regular -er verb, except that its last stem vowel alternates between /e/ (written ‘é’) and /ɛ/ (written ‘è’), with the latter being used before mute ‘e’.
  • One special case is the future stem, used in the future and the conditional. Before 1990, the future stem of such verbs was written guéder-, reflecting the historic pronunciation /e/. In 1990, the French Academy recommended that it be written guèder-, reflecting the now common pronunciation /ɛ/, thereby making this distinction consistent throughout the conjugation (and also matching in this regard the conjugations of verbs like lever and jeter). Both spellings are in use today, and both are therefore given here.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Frankish *waidōn (to graze). Compare also Walloon waidi (to graze) of similar origin. Influenced by French guéder (to woad, dye) in sense of "to drench or submerge completely (in woad)". Akin to Old High German weidōn (to pasture), Modern German weiden (to graze, pasture). More at gain.

Verb[edit]

guéder

  1. to sate, satiate
  2. (reflexive) to stuff oneself with food
  3. to intoxicate
Conjugation[edit]
  • This verb is conjugated like céder. It is a regular -er verb, except that its last stem vowel alternates between /e/ (written ‘é’) and /ɛ/ (written ‘è’), with the latter being used before mute ‘e’.
  • One special case is the future stem, used in the future and the conditional. Before 1990, the future stem of such verbs was written guéder-, reflecting the historic pronunciation /e/. In 1990, the French Academy recommended that it be written guèder-, reflecting the now common pronunciation /ɛ/, thereby making this distinction consistent throughout the conjugation (and also matching in this regard the conjugations of verbs like lever and jeter). Both spellings are in use today, and both are therefore given here.