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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


Latin dēlectāre



  1. to delight
    • circa 1181, Chrétien de Troyes, Lancelot ou le Chevalier de la charrette:
      Dist la pucele : "Dex te mete,
      Chevaliers, joie et cuer parfite
      De la rien qui plus te delite !"
      The lady said "God gives you
      Sire, perfect joy and contentment
      Of the thing than delights you the most!"


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 *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.