flétrir

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French flaistre (withered), from Latin flaccidus.

Verb[edit]

flétrir

  1. (transitive) to wither
  2. (reflexive) to wither, wilt, shrivel

Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of Old French flatir (under influence of Etymology 1, above), probably from Frankish *flatjan (move the palm of one's hand).

Verb[edit]

flétrir

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to brand (as punishment)
  2. (transitive, obsolete) to condemn
  3. (transitive, obsolete) to blacken, besmirch (someone's reputation etc.)
Conjugation[edit]
  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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