haïr

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French haïr "to hate" from Old French haïr, hadir "to hate" (compare Old French enhadir "to become filled with hate"), from Frankish *hatjan "to hate" from Proto-Germanic *hatjaną (to hunt, rush, attack), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱād- (strong emotion). Akin to Old High German hezzen (to hunt, pursue), Old English hettan (to pursue, persecute), Old English hete (hate, hatred). More at hate, heinous.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

haïr

  1. (transitive) to hate

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike in most of French words beginning with a vowel or h, this verb does not elide the vowels or the h if they precede this verb, i.e. "I hate you" is je te hais, not je t'hais.

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is spelled as if conjugated like finir, but has a diaeresis throughout its conjugation (including where the circumflex would normally be used) except in the singular indicative present, whose forms are pronounced /ɛ/ in Standard French instead of /ai/, a pronunciation nonetheless often found in informal speech.

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Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *hatjan.

Verb[edit]

haïr

  1. to hate

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem he distinct from the unstressed stem ha, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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