languir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *languīre, from Latin languēre, present active infinitive of langueō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

languir

  1. (intransitive) to languish
  2. (intransitive) to lie torpid
  3. (intransitive) to flag, drag on
  4. (intransitive) to wither, weaken
  5. (reflexive, with de) to long, pine, or yearn (for)

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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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin langueo.

Verb[edit]

languir

  1. to suffer a long, distressing illness

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