choisir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French choisir, from Old French choisir, coisir ‎(to differentiate, see distinctly), from Frankish *kausjan ‎(to choose), from Proto-Germanic *keusaną ‎(to choose, taste), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- ‎(to choose, taste). Cognate with Franco-Provençal chouêsir ‎(to choose), Germanic cognates include Old Frisian kēra ‎(to elect). Related also to Gothic 𐌺𐌹𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌽 ‎(kiusan, to choose, examine), Old High German kiosan ‎(to choose), Old English ċēosan ‎(to choose), Old Norse kjósa ‎(to choose). More at choose.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: choi‧sir
  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ʃwaziʁ/

Verb[edit]

choisir

  1. to choose
    Je n'ai pas eu le temps de choisir.
  2. (obsolete) to perceive, distinguish

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, nourrir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French choisir, coisir ‎(to differentiate, see distinctly), from Frankish *kausjan ‎(to choose), from Proto-Germanic *kauzijaną ‎(to choose, taste), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- ‎(to choose, taste).

Verb[edit]

choisir

  1. to choose