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From Late Latin captiāre, present active infinitive of captiō (I capture), from Latin captō. Compare Old French chacier.



  1. (transitive, intransitive) to hide
    • circa 1155, Wace, Le Roman de Brut:
      Guendoliene fu iriee
      De ce qu'ensi en fu caciee
      Gwendoline was furious
      about what was hidden


  • This verb conjugates the same as a verb ending in -ier, where the i is dropped most of the time. In addition, c becomes ç before an 'a' or an 'o'. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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