croire

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French creire, croire, from Latin crēdere, present active inifinitive of crēdō.

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Verb[edit]

croire

  1. to believe, to accept as true
  2. to believe in, to have faith in
  3. (reflexive, often followed by an adjective) to think of oneself as, to consider oneself as
    Il se croit parfait. — He thinks he's perfect.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crēdere, present active infinitive of crēdō.

Verb[edit]

croire

  1. to believe
  2. (reflexive, se croire) to think oneself (to be)
    Se croire li rois - to think oneself to be the king

Conjugation[edit]

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

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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, page 152