maudire

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French maudire, maldire, a (semi-learned) borrowing from Latin maledīcere, present active infinitive of maledīcō(I slander, curse). Equivalent to mal +‎ dire. Cf. the Old French form maleir, which may have been inherited.

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Verb[edit]

maudire

  1. (transitive) to curse

Conjugation[edit]

This is almost a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. Its only irregularities are in the past participle, which is maudit(e)(s) rather than *maudi(e)(s), and in the infinitive, which is maudire rather than *maudir.

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A semi-learned borrowing from Latin maledīcere, present active infinitive of maledīcō(I slander, curse). Compare the form maleir, which may have been inherited.

Verb[edit]

maudire

  1. to curse

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