abrier

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French abrier (to cover), from Late Latin abrigare (to cover, shelter), from a- + brigare, from Frankish *berīhan (to cover, protect), from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *wrīhaną (to cover, clothe), from Proto-Indo-European *werk'-, *werg'- (to twist, weave, tie together). Cognate with Old High German birīhan (to cover), Old English bewrēon (to cover, enwrap, protect).

Late Latin abrigare may have also been crossed with Frankish *bergan (to take care of, protect, hide), from Proto-Germanic *berganą (to care for), from Proto-Indo-European *bhergh- (to take care), due to similarity in form and meaning[1]. If so, this would relate the word also to Old High German bergan (to shelter) (German bergen), and Old English beorgan (to save, preserve). More at borrow.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abrier

  1. (dialectal) to cover with a bedcover; to tuck in
  2. (archaic or dialectal) Alternative form of abriter.

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diez, An etymological dictionary of the Romance languages; chiefly from the German, "Abrigo."

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

abrier

  1. to shelter
  2. (reflexive, s'abrier) to take shelter; to shelter oneself

Conjugation[edit]

  • Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.