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See also: décevoir

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Vulgar Latin *dēcipēre, variant form of Classical Latin dēcipĕre, present active infinitive of dēcipiō.



  1. to deceive
    • 12th or 13th century, Gace Brule (in "Anthologie de la poésie lyrique française des XIIe et XIIIe siècles), Contre tanz que voi frimer, ISBN 2-07-032462-1:
      Mais ciaus qui trichent Amour
      Et servent pour decevoir


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