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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gaber

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

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

gaber

  1. to joke

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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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