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Old French[edit]


des- +‎ chaucier, or directly from Late Latin discalceāre, present active infinitive of discalceō, from Latin dis- + calceō.



  1. (transitive) to remove someone's footwear
  2. (reflexive, se deschauchier) to remove one's footwear
    • 12th Century, Béroul, Tristan et Iseut:
      Dui damoisel l'ont deschaucié.
      Two young men took his shoes off.


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 *-c, *-cs, *-ct are modified to z, z, zt. In addition, c becomes ç before an a, o or u to keep the /ts/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.