engendrer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ingenerāre, present active infinitive of ingenerō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

engendrer

  1. to generate, spawn, beget

Conjugation[edit]

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

engendrer

  1. to engender; to beget
  2. (by extension) to create; to make

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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ingenerō.

Verb[edit]

engendrer

  1. to engender; to beget
    • Jean de Mandeville, Le livre des merveilles du monde, ed. C. Deluz, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes 31, Paris, 2000. Available via the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub
      La comaunda ly angele a Adam q'il cohabistast ovesqez sa femme, si engendra Seth du quel tribu Jhesu Crist nasquy
      Then the angel commanded to Adam that he have sex with his wife, so he begat Seth, from which the tribe of Jesus Christ was born
  2. to cause; to bring about; to generate
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine):
      Or est il ainsi qu’en iceulx couvertures es parties loing des costes ne se peut engendrer apostume
      Thus it is so that in these coverings in the parts far away from the ribs, an abscess cannot form

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.