bâtir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French bastir, from Old French bastir (to build, make, sew), from Old Frankish *bastijan (to darn, weave, treat hemp threads), from Proto-Germanic *bastijaną (to bind with a thread, lace), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bhas-, *bhasḱ-, *bhask- (to bind, bundle). Cognate with Old High German besten (to sew, weave, lace), Old English bæst (bast). More at bast.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bâtir

  1. to build; to construct
  2. to build up

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Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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