cacheter

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cachet +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaʃ.te/, /ka.ʃə.te/

Verb[edit]

cacheter

  1. (transitive) to seal (put a seal on a letter, a package, a wine bottle, etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il cachète rather than *il cachete. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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