gaber

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French gaber ‎(to tell jokes), from Old Norse gabba ‎(to mock), from Proto-Germanic *gabbaną ‎(to mock, jest), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- ‎(to be split, be forked, gape). Cognate with Old English gabban ‎(to scoff, mock, delude, jest), Old Frisian gabbia ‎(to accuse), Middle Dutch gabben ‎(to mock), Middle Low German gabben ‎(to have fun, jest). More at gab.

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Verb[edit]

gaber

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To ridicule; mock.
  2. (transitive) To speak clumsily; blunder; laugh.

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

gaber

  1. to joke

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gabba ‎(to mock), from Proto-Germanic *gabbaną ‎(to mock, jest), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- ‎(to be split, be forked, gape). Cognate with Old English gabban ‎(to scoff, mock, delude, jest), Old Frisian gabbia ‎(to accuse), Middle Dutch gabben ‎(to mock), Middle Low German gabben ‎(to have fun, jest). More at gab.

Verb[edit]

gaber

  1. to joke; to jest
  2. to dupe, to fool

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Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-b, *-bs, *-bt are modified to p, s, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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