cerner

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From Old French, from Latin circināre, present active infinitive of circinō.

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cerner

  1. (transitive) to surround
    Synonym: entourer
    Les gendarmes cernèrent la maison où il s’était réfugié.
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  2. (transitive, figuratively) to figure out
    Synonyms: appréhender, saisir

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cernere, present active infinitive of cernō, from Proto-Italic *krinō, from Proto-Indo-European *krey-.

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cerner (first-person singular present cierno, first-person singular preterite cerní, past participle cernido)

  1. to sift
  2. to blossom
  3. to circle; to hover

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  • Rule: e becomes ie in stressed syllables.

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