criembre

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Latin tremere, present active infinitive of tremō, altered into a Gallo-Romance form *cremere, with the initial c- under the influence of the Celtic root *krit- (Breton kridien)[1].

Verb[edit]

criembre

  1. (transitive) to fear (have fear of)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem criem distinct from the unstressed stem crem, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

  • French: craindre

References[edit]

  1. ^ criembre” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • “Appendix E: Irregular Verbs” in E. Einhorn (1974), Old French: A Concise Handbook, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 152