fleurir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French florir, from Vulgar Latin *florīre, (with conjugation influenced by Latin flōrēscere, present active infinitive of flōrēscō), from flōreō. The expected outcome from Old French florir would be flourir but this latter was influenced by fleur (flower).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /flœ.ʁiʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

fleurir

  1. to flower; to produce flowers
  2. to bloom
  3. to flourish

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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