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From a- +‎ Old French moncel.




  1. (reflexive) to build up; to accumulate
    • 1862, Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, I.2.xiii:
      Des pensées inexprimables s'amoncelèrent ainsi en lui toute la journée.
      Inexpressible thoughts built up like this inside him all day long.
  2. (transitive, uncommon) to pile up


This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il amoncèle rather than *il amoncele. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

Traditionally, this verb was also conjugated thus:

With the exception of appeler, jeter and their derived verbs, all verbs that used to double the consonants can also now be conjugated like amener.

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