caure

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Catalan, from Old Provençal (cf. the attested forms cazer, chazer, in which the stress was instead on the final syllable, as with the Old Catalan form caér), from Latin cadere, present active infinitive of cadō, from Proto-Italic *kadō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱh₂d- (to fall). Compare Occitan caire, càser. The modern Catalan and Occitan words may have underwent a conjugation shift in which the stress moved to the first syllable or perhaps derived from unattested variant forms in their ancestral languages, corresponding to the original Latin third conjugation type (the attested Old Catalan and Old Provençal forms instead correspond to the Latin second conjugation, in this case the Vulgar Latin form *cadēre, which was the source of almost all other Romance cognates). Catalan and Occitan typically merged many second conjugation type Latin verbs (stressed -ēre) into the third conjugation type (unstressed -ere), so it is not unusual.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

caure (first-person singular present caic, past participle caigut)

  1. to fall
  2. to take down

Conjugation[edit]

As creure, but with the stem cai- also in 1st person singular present indicative (caic), past participle (caigut), preterite and subjunctive. The stem is que- in the imperfect.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

caure

  1. vocative singular of caurus