venger

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

venger (plural vengers)

  1. Obsolete form of avenger.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vengier, from Latin vindicāre, present active infinitive of vindicō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

venger

  1. to avenge, to take revenge (upon)

Derived terms[edit]

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written venge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

venger m

  1. indefinite plural of veng

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

venger

  1. Alternative form of vengier

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. In addition, g becomes j before an a or an o to keep the /dʒ/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.