naufrager

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin naufragāre, present active infinitive of naufragō (I become shipwrecked).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

naufrager

  1. (archaic, intransitive, of a vessel) to sink, go down
  2. (intransitive, of a person) to be on a sinking vessel, go down
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) to be on a sinking ship

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written naufrage- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

naufrager

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of naufragō