encontrer

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French encontrer.

Verb[edit]

encontrer

  1. to meet
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 38:
      tant chevaucha qu'il encontra ung chevalier
      when he got on his horse, he met a knight

Conjugation[edit]

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

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Modern Spanish and Portuguese encontrar.

Verb[edit]

encontrer

  1. to meet; to encounter
  2. (by extension) to meet in battle; to combat

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. 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.

Descendants[edit]