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Old French[edit]



  1. to detach; to separate
    • unknown, author unknown, Le dit dou vergier:
      Qui tant l'aim, pris, serf et tien chier
      Que ja ne m'en quier destachier.
      Who I love, take, serve and hold dearly
      That I would never want to separate [from her]


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. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.