honnir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French honnir, from Old French hunir (to publicly shame, dishonour), from Frankish *haunijan (to humble, humiliate) (whence also honte), from Proto-Germanic *haunijaną (to make low, humble), from Proto-Indo-European *kaw- (to be evil, make evil). Cognate with Old High German hōnen (to humble), Middle Dutch honen (to dishonour, debauch, corrupt), Old English hīenan (to humble, abase), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐌽𐌾𐌰𐌽 (haunjan, to humiliate, abase).

Verb[edit]

honnir

  1. (transitive) to shame; to disgrace; to dishonor

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-.

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