barrir

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin barrīre, present active infinitive of barriō (make the sound of an elephant's cry), from barrus (elephant).

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barrir

  1. to trumpet (to make the sound of an elephant's cry)

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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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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin barrīre, present active infinitive of barriō (make the sound of an elephant's cry), from barrus (elephant).

Verb[edit]

barrir (past participle barrido)

  1. (intransitive) to trumpet (of an elephant: to make its characteristic call)

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