marteler

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French marteler.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

marteler

  1. to strike with a hammer; to hammer
  2. to shape or forge with a hammer
  3. to emphasise individual elements such as words or notes
  4. to repeat insistently

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il martèle rather than *il martele. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

martel +‎ -er

Verb[edit]

marteler

  1. to strike with a hammer; to hammer
  2. to shape or forge with a hammer

Conjugation[edit]

  • Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]