servir

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin servīre, present active infinitive of serviō.

Verb[edit]

servir

  1. to serve

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal servir, from Latin servīre, present active infinitive of serviō.

Verb[edit]

servir (first-person singular present serveixo, past participle servit)

  1. to serve
  2. to be useful

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French servir, from Old French servir, from Latin servīre, present active infinitive of serviō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

servir

  1. to serve (to bring a meal to someone)
  2. to be used for
  3. to be useful for someone, to be of use, come in handy.
  4. (sports) to serve (start a point with service)
  5. (sports) to set up (pass to, in order to give a scoring chance)
  6. (reflexive, se servir) To help oneself, to serve oneself
  7. (reflexive, se servir) (followed by "de") To use, make use of

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is one of a fairly large group of irregular -ir verbs that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include sortir and dormir. The most significant difference between these verbs' conjugation and that of the regular -ir verbs is that these verbs' conjugation does not use the infix -iss-. Further, this conjugation has the forms (je, tu) sers and (il) sert in the present indicative and imperative, whereas a regular -ir verb would have *servis and *servit (as in the past historic).

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Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

servir

  1. to serve

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

servir

  1. apocopic form of servire

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French servir, from Latin servīre, present active infinitive of serviō.

Verb[edit]

servir

  1. to serve (act as a servant or a vassal)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin servīre, present active infinitive of serviō.

Verb[edit]

servir

  1. to serve (act as a servant or a vassal)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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Old Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin servīre, present active infinitive of serviō.

Verb[edit]

servir

  1. to serve (act as a servant or a vassal)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese servir, from Latin servīre, present active infinitive of serviō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

servir

  1. to serve

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin servīre, present active infinitive of serviō.

Verb[edit]

servir (first-person singular present sirvo, first-person singular preterite serví, past participle servido)

  1. to serve

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: e weakens to i in certain conjugations.


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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin servīre, present active infinitive of serviō. Compare Italian servire.

Verb[edit]

servir

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To serve

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