fendre

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin findere, present active infinitive of findō.

Verb[edit]

fendre (first-person singular present fenc, past participle fes)

  1. to split, to cleave

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fendre, from Latin findere, present active infinitive of findō, from Proto-Italic *findō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fendre

  1. to split, to chop (wood), to crack
  2. to shoulder (one's way through a crowd)
  3. (figuratively) to break (someone's heart)
  4. (reflexive, se fendre, of heart) to break
  5. (reflexive, se fendre) to crack, to split
  6. (reflexive, se fendre, ~ de) to manage, to come up with
  7. (reflexive, se fendre, fencing) to lunge

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is one of a fairly large group of -re verbs, sometimes called the regular -re verbs (-endre, -ondre, -andre, -erdre and -ordre), that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include vendre and perdre.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin findere, present active infinitive of findō.

Verb[edit]

fendre

  1. to split

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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