choisir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French choisir, from Old French choisir, coisir (to differentiate, see distinctly), from Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 (kausjan, to examine, perceive), from Proto-Germanic *kauzijaną (to choose, taste), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (to choose, taste). Cognate with 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]

Verb[edit]

choisir

  1. to choose