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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Latin cōgitāre, present active infinitive of cōgitō (I think). Compare Spanish cuidar.



  1. to think; to consider; to reflect
  2. to pay attention
  3. to watch out; to be vigilant
  4. to presume; to claim
  5. to think; to believe


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. The forms that would normally end in *-d, *-ds, *-dt are modified to t, z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Derived terms[edit]


  • Bourguignon: cueudai
  • Lorrain: cueuder
  • French: cuider