guérir

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French guérir, guerir, garir, from Old French garir, guarir (to guarantee, protect, give health to), from Frankish *warjan (to defend, protect), from Proto-Germanic *warjaną (to defend, guard), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (to cover, defend, guard, heed). Cognate with Old High German werien (to defend, protect), Old English werian (to guard, keep, defend).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡe.ʁiʁ/
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Verb[edit]

guérir

  1. (transitive) to cure, to heal
    • 1898, Revue du monde invisible, p.339
      Notre imagination, si ardente qu'on la suppose, ne peut ni guérir instantanément une lésion organique, ni ressusciter un mort.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    Le médecin va le guérir.The doctor is going to heal it.
  2. (transitive; figuratively or figuratively) to cure, to heal
    • 2018, Zaz, Qué vendrá
      Puisque nous sommes ici sans savoir ce qui nous attend un peu plus tard, laisser parler mon instinct me guérit.
      Since we're here without knowing what awaits us a little bit later, letting my instinct[s] speak heals me.
  3. (intransitive or pronominal, with passive sense) to recover, to heal
    Il se guérira peu à peu.It will heal little by little.

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-.

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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