jaillir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain origin. Possibly from a Vulgar Latin *galīre, from Transalpine Gaulish *gali- (boil, gush, well up).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

jaillir

  1. (of liquid, fire, etc.) to spurt out, gush forth
  2. (of person, animal) to spring out
  3. (of tower, obstruction) to thrust up, to jut out
  4. (of idea) to emerge from

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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Verb[edit]

jaillir

  1. (of a liquid, often blood) to spurt out; to shoot out

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (jaillir)