guérir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French guarir (to guarantee, protect, give health to), from Frankish *warjan (to defend, protect), from Proto-Germanic *warjaną (to defend, guard), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)werwǝ-, *wrū- (to cover, defend, guard). Cognate with Old High German werien (to defend, protect), Old English werian (to guard, keep, defend).

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Verb[edit]

guérir

  1. (transitive) to cure, to heal
  2. (intransitive) to recover, to heal

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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