menacer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

menace +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

menacer (plural menacers)

  1. One who menaces.
    • 1921, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan the Terrible
      Like a frightened deer Pan-at-lee cast a single startled look at these menacers of her freedom and leaped quickly toward the bushes in an effort to escape []

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French menacier, manecier, from Vulgar Latin *mināciāre, present active infinitive of *mināciō (threaten), from *minācia (threat), from Latin mināx, mināciae. Equivalent to menace +‎ -er.

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Verb[edit]

menacer

  1. to threaten, to jeopardise
  2. to endanger, to menace

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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