noircir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin *nigricīre, from Latin nigrēscō, nigrēscere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nwaʁ.siʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

noircir

  1. to blacken (make black)
  2. (reflexive) to get drunk
    • 1926, Marcel Aymé, Brûlebois, Éditions Gallimard, chap. III, 1975 ed., p. 33
      — Mais enfin, disait-il, pourquoi que tu te noircis comme ça? / — Sûrement que j'ai pas raison, répondait l'autre, quoique, dans un sens, ça soit pas mauvais de boire.

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]

From Vulgar Latin *nigricīre, from Latin nigrēscō, nigrēscere. Compare Old Occitan negrezir.

Verb[edit]

noircir

  1. to blacken (become black)

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