regretter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

regret +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

regretter (plural regretters)

  1. One who regrets.
    • 1940, Ernest James Oldmeadow, Francis, Cardinal Bourne, page 311:
      Catholics were not the only regretters of the British Government's lack of courtesy to Cardinal Lauri during his two passings through England and Wales.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French regretter, regreter, from Old French regreter "to lament", re- (intensive prefix) +‎ greter (to weep), from Frankish *grātan "to weep, mourn, lament" from Proto-Germanic *grētaną (to weep) and Frankish *greotan "to cry, weep" from Proto-Germanic *greutaną (to weep, cry), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrew- (to weep, be sad). Akin to Middle High German grāzan "to cry", Old English grǣtan "to weep, greet", Old English grēotan "to weep, lament", Old Norse grāta "to weep, groan", Gothic 𐌲𐍂𐌴𐍄𐌰𐌽 (grētan) "to weep". More at greet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.ɡʁɛ.te/, /ʁə.ɡʁe.te/
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Verb[edit]

regretter

  1. to regret
    Je regrette de t'avoir parlé ainsi tout à l'heure.
    Non, je ne regrette rien.

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