ceindre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ceindre, from Latin cingere, present active infinitive of cingō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kenk-.

Verb[edit]

ceindre

  1. (transitive) to gird, put on (clothes, which fit around a part of the body)
  2. (transitive) to wrap round
  3. (figuratively) to don (an item of ceremonious clothing)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is conjugated like peindre. It uses the same endings as rendre or vendre, but its -nd- becomes -gn- before a vowel, and its past participle ends in ‘t’ instead of a vowel.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cingere, present active infinitive of cingō.

Verb[edit]

ceindre

  1. (transitive) to put on (clothes, which fit around a part of the body; a sword)
  2. (transitive) to wrap round
  3. (figuratively) to don (an item of ceremonious clothing)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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References[edit]

  • “Appendix E: Irregular Verbs” in E. Einhorn (1974), Old French: A Concise Handbook, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 150
  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (ceindre, supplement)