abattre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French abattre, from Old French abatre, from Vulgar Latin *abbatere, present active infinitive of *abbatō, *abbatuō, from Latin battuō, ultimately from Gaulish.

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Verb[edit]

abattre

  1. to butcher; to slaughter for meat
  2. to shoot dead
  3. to cut down (a tree)
  4. to destroy or demolish (a wall)
  5. (reflexive) to fall down, especially of tall things, such as trees
  6. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to descend upon with violence or furor
  7. (takes a reflexive pronoun, of lightning) to strike

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is conjugated like battre. That means it is conjugated like vendre, perdre, etc. (sometimes called the regular -re verbs), except that instead of *abatt and *abatts, it has the forms abat and abats. This is strictly a spelling change; pronunciation-wise, the verb is conjugated exactly like vendre.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French abatre, from Vulgar Latin *abbatere, present active infinitive of *abbatō, *abbatuō, from Latin battuō from Gaulish [Term?].

Verb[edit]

abattre

  1. (Jersey) to knock down