blêmir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French blêmir, from Old French blemir, blesmir, from Frankish *blesmijan, *blasmijan (to grow pale; make pale), from Proto-Germanic *blasaz (shining, white, fair, pale), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to shine, be white). Cognate with Old High German blas (white; having a blaze) and English blaze.

Verb[edit]

blêmir

  1. to whiten; to become pale; to blanch

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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