monter

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *montāre, present active infinitive of *monto, from the Latin noun mōns, montem(mountain).

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Verb[edit]

monter

  1. to go up, to climb (go to a higher position)
  2. to ascend, go higher, go uphill, go upstairs
  3. to get on, get in (a vehicle)
  4. to rise (get to a higher figurative position (socially, or in a league/division etc.))
  5. to stage, put on (a show)
  6. to ride (a horse)
  7. to mount (a horse)
  8. to bring up, take up, put up, get up (lift or carry something to a higher position)
    J'ai monté les valises.
    I brought up the cases.
  9. to turn up, put up (increase the volume etc.)
  10. to raise (increase the level, price etc.)
  11. to put up (a tent)
  12. to string (an instrument)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • This verb uses the auxiliary verb avoir when used transitively (or with a transitive sense, even when the complement is omitted); otherwise (when it is intransitive), it uses être. Hence être is used to form the perfect tense when monter has the sense "go up, climb, ascend", while avoir is used when it has the senses "put on, stage", "ride", "bring up".
    ils sont montés dans la voiture‎ ― they got into the car
    elles ont monté les valises dans la chambre‎ ― the put the suitcases in the bedroom

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably via German munter from Old High German muntar. The form could also be inherited, provided that the Old High German -t- is unshifted due to the following -r- (as in bittar and wintar). The etymology of the Old High German word seems not to have been settled conclusively, although that preferred by Kluge/Seebold (2002) would yield Luxembourgish *monner. Compare German munter and borrowed Dutch monter.

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Adjective[edit]

monter ‎(masculine monteren, neuter montert, comparative méi monter, superlative am montersten)

  1. lively, awake
  2. merry, gay

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Adverb[edit]

monter

  1. merrily

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *montāre, present active infinitive of *monto, from the Latin noun mōns, montem(mountain).

Verb[edit]

monter

  1. to go up
  2. to mount (a horse, etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French monter, from Vulgar Latin *montāre, from the Latin noun mōns, montem(mountain).

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  • (file)

Verb[edit]

monter

  1. (Jersey) to go up

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

monter

  1. imperative of montere

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *montāre, present active infinitive of *monto, from the Latin noun mōns, montem(mountain).

Verb[edit]

monter

  1. to go up
  2. to mount (a horse, etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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