paraître

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French paroistre, from Vulgar Latin *parescere, from Latin pārēre, present active infinitive of pāreō. Compare Occitan paréisser, Catalan parèixer, Spanish and Portuguese parecer.

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Verb[edit]

paraître

  1. to appear (become visible)
    L'acteur parut sur l'écran. ― The actor appeared on screen.
  2. to be published
    Ce texte est paru il y a longtemps. ― This text was published long ago.
  3. to appear, to seem
    Il paraît avoir 40 ans. ― He seems forty (years old).

Conjugation[edit]

  • In the sense of to be published, this verb can take the verb être as the auxiliary.[1]
  • This verb is one of a fairly small group of -re verbs, that are all conjugated the same way. They are unlike other verb groups in that the ‘i’ is given a circumflex before a ‘t’.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ paraître” in the Portail lexical, Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales, 2014.

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