henchir

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish fenchir, enchir (with the initial -f- possibly through association or similarity with finchar (modern hinchar (inflate)[1]), from Latin implere, present active infinitive of impleō (possibly through a Vulgar Latin form *implio, implīre). Compare Portuguese encher, Catalan omplir, French emplir, Italian empire.

Verb[edit]

henchir (first-person singular present hincho, first-person singular preterite henchí, past participle henchido)

  1. to swell, to fill

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: e weakens to i in certain conjugations.

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