chaloir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French chaloir, from earlier chaleir, from Latin calēre, present active infinitive of caleō(to heat). Compare Occitan caler, Catalan caldre, Italian calere.

Verb[edit]

chaloir

  1. to matter
  2. (literary) to be of import

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is impersonal and usually found only in the third person present chaut. Its use in other tenses is rare.


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French chaloir, from earlier chaleir, from Latin calēre, present active infinitive of caleō(to heat)

Verb[edit]

chaloir

  1. to heat
  2. (reflexive, se chaloir) to bother, to worry

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier chaleir, from Latin calēre, present active infinitive of caleō(I heat). Compare Franco-Provençal chalêr, Old Provençal caler.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chaloir

  1. to heat
  2. (impersonal, reflexive, se chaloir) to bother, to concern

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. 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.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “Appendix E: Irregular Verbs” in E. Einhorn (1974), Old French: A Concise Handbook, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-09838-6, pages 150–151