mener

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mener, from Vulgar Latin *minō, *mināre, reformed from Classical Latin deponent minor (threaten). Sense development via "goad, drive animals".

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mener

  1. (transitive) to lead, to take
    Le bus va nous mener au château.
    the bus will lead us to the castle.
  2. to lead, to run, to take charge
    Louis va mener ce cours.
    Louis will lead this lesson.
  3. to lead, to be leading, to be in the lead
    L'équipe bleue mène 2 à 0.
    The blue team is leading 2-0.

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 mène rather than *il mene. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and acheter. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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Verb[edit]

mener

  1. Alternative form of m'ner.

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mināre, from Latin minārī, present active infinitive of minor.

Verb[edit]

mener

  1. to take or lead (someone somewhere)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *mināre, from Latin minārī, present active infinitive of minor.

Verb[edit]

mener

  1. (transitive) to lead (encourage something or someone to go somewhere)

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb conjugates as a verb ending in -er. It has two stems, a unstressed one in -men- that appears in most forms and a stressed one in -mein- (also -main-) that appears in parts of the present indicative, subjunctive and imperative. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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