desmettre

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Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • deſmettre (original typography)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French *desmetre, from Latin dēmittō ‎(send or bring down, let fall).

Verb[edit]

desmettre

  1. (reflexive, se desmettre) to lower oneself, to stoop
    • Michel de Montaigne, Essais:
      [] pour lesquelles auctoriser et seconder, la vraye vertu a beaucoup à se desmettre de sa vigueur originelle.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: dismiss (borrowed, from the past participle desmis)
  • French: démettre