parler

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French parler (to speak or talk), from Old French parler (to talk; to speak), from Vulgar Latin *paraulare (to speak), from Late Latin parabolare, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ), from παρά (pará, beside) with βολή (bolḗ, throwing).

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parler

  1. (intransitive) To speak or talk.
    Il ne s'est mis à parler qu'à l'âge de quatre ans.
    Ils parlèrent plusieurs heures avant d'aller se coucher.
  2. (transitive) to be able to communicate in a language; to speak
    Elle parle couramment français. - She speaks French fluently
  3. (heraldry) To cant; (of a coat of arms) to make a pun of its bearer's name.
    Armes parlantes.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French parler (to talk; to speak), from Vulgar Latin *paraulare (to speak), from Late Latin parabolare, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ), from παρά (pará, beside) with βολή (bolḗ, throwing).

Verb[edit]

parler

  1. to speak; to talk.

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *paraulare (to speak), from Late Latin parabolare, from Latin parabola (comparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ), from παρά (pará, beside) with βολή (bolḗ, throwing).

Verb[edit]

parler

  1. to speak; to talk

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ols, *-olt are modified to ous, out. This verb has a stressed present stem parol distinct from the unstressed stem parl. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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