chevauchier

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Middle French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

chevauchier

  1. to mount a horse
  2. to ride a horse
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 71:
      Lancelot qui fut entré en la forest chevaucha tout le iour sans boire & sans menger
      Lancelot, who entered in to the forest, rode the entire day without drinking or eating
  3. to navigate (something) on horseback
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 32:
      en chevauchant ung moult estroit sentier
      while navigating a very narrow path on horseback

Conjugation[edit]

  • As parler except the additional i in the infinitive does not appear in many forms.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballicāre, present active infinitive of caballicō, from Latin caballus ‎(horse; nag; jade).

Verb[edit]

chevauchier

  1. to mount a horse
  2. to ride on horseback, usually for the purpose of raiding and pillaging

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -ier, with a palatal stem. These verbs are conjugated mostly like verbs in -er, but there is an extra i before the e of some endings. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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