neiger

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French negier, from Vulgar Latin *nivicāre, present active infinitive of *nivicō, from *nivō, from Latin nix. Compare Italian nevicare.

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neiger (impersonal)

  1. (impersonal) to snow
    Il neigeait.
    It was snowing.

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written neige- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as bouger and manger. This verb is impersonal and is conjugated only in the third-person singular.

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