fiancer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fiance. Compare Italian fidanzare.

Verb[edit]

fiancer

  1. get engaged (to be married)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French fiancier.

Verb[edit]

fiancer

  1. to promise
    • 1488, Jean Dupré, Lancelot du Lac, page 52:
      fiancerent tous que se Lancelot venoit ilz n yroient mie avec lui
      they all promised that if Lancelot came they wouldn't go with him

Conjugation[edit]

  • As parler except c becomes ç before a and o. May remain c in older manuscripts.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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