enforcier

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Latin *infortiō.

Verb[edit]

enforcier

  1. (transitive) to fortify; to strengthen
  2. (intransitive) to strengthen; to become stronger
  3. (transitive) to rape (to sexually violate)

Conjugation[edit]

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. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: enforce

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