haïr

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French haïr ‎(to hate) from Old French haïr, hadir ‎(to hate)(compare Old French enhadir ‎(to become filled with hate)), from Frankish *hatjan ‎(to hate) from Proto-Germanic *hatjaną ‎(to hunt, rush, attack), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱād- ‎(strong emotion). Akin to Old High German hezzen ‎(to hunt, pursue), Old English hettan ‎(to pursue, persecute), Old English hete ‎(hate, hatred). More at hate, heinous.

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Verb[edit]

haïr

  1. (transitive) to hate

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Standard French, the h of haïr is said to be aspiré (aspirate) and therefore shows that elisions of vowels and liaisons are not possible, i.e. “I hate you (sg.)” is je te hais, not je t’hais.

In Canadian French, the h is often silent, and elisions are therefore possible.

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is spelled as if conjugated like finir, but has a diaeresis throughout its conjugation (including where the circumflex would normally be used) except in the singular indicative present, whose forms are pronounced /ɛ/ in Standard French instead of /ai/, a pronunciation nonetheless often found in informal speech.

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

haïr

  1. (transitive) to hate

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *hatjan.

Verb[edit]

haïr

  1. to hate

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem he distinct from the unstressed stem ha, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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