saveir

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

saveir

  1. Alternative form of savoir
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      Dez ke Richart le sout, un espie enveia
      Saveir u Thiebaut ert, e combien gent il a.
      As soon as Richard knew about it, he sent a spy
      to know where Thibalt was, and how many people he had with him.

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem sev distinct from the unstressed stem sav, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) savair
  • (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) saver

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *sapēre, from Classial Latin sapiō, sapere (taste), from Proto-Indo-European *sap- (to try, to research).

Verb[edit]

saveir

  1. (Surmiran) to know (how to do something)