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Old French deu[edit]

Any chance you would like to add Old French "deu"? Some sources say it is a past participle of devoir. --Dan Polansky 18:50, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Probably deü per seü, veü, etc. I'll look into it, I'd say the chances of it being valid are high to very high. Mglovesfun (talk) 03:42, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
I see. For some sources, see AHD:due and OEtD:due. --Dan Polansky 08:52, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Problem is Deu means God (and deu god) so there are loads of hits for that. Deü gets two hits in Middle French. Mglovesfun (talk) 08:54, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
(after edit conflict) French Wiktionary's fr:veü says "veü" is a variant of fr:veu. French Wiktionary has "veu" as the major entry for the inflected form, while "veü" being merely a variant. I know nothing of Old French; I am just looking at fr:wikt. --Dan Polansky 08:56, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Tremas seem to be used in Modern transcriptions such as on the French Wikisource, but there was a debate over vëoir (fr:vëoir) as to whether it was valid, that is, is it a trema or just a dirty mark on the page of the original. It's a pretty uninteresting debate, believe me. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:56, 14 October 2010 (UTC)