boivre

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier beivre, from Latin bibere, present active infinitive of bibō.

Verb[edit]

boivre

  1. to drink

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem boiv distinct from the unstressed stem bev, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

boivre m ‎(oblique plural boivres, nominative singular boivres, nominative plural boivre)

  1. a drink
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 204 (of the Champion Classiques edition, ISBN 2-7453-0520-4), line 2645:
      El beivre fud la nostre mort
      In the drink was our death