jouir

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See also: jouïr

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French jouir, jouïr, iouyr, from Old French joïr, from Vulgar Latin *gaudīre (*gaudiō), from Latin gaudēre, present active infinitive of gaudeō. Doublet of gaudir, which was a borrowing.

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Verb[edit]

jouir

  1. (followed by the preposition de) to enjoy
    Il jouissait d'une santé à toute épreuve.(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Synonym: bénéficier
  2. (intransitive) to have an orgasm
    Elle m'a laissé jouir dans sa bouche.She let me cum in her mouth.

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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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

jouir

  1. Alternative form of iouyr