bâtir

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See also: batir

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French bastir, from Old French bastir (to build, make; to sew), from Medieval Latin bastiō (to build, construct; to weave, sew), borrowed from Frankish *bastijan (to sew, weave).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɑ.tiʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iʁ

Verb[edit]

bâtir

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

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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