nourrir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French norrir, inherited from Latin nūtrīre, present active infinitive of nūtriō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

nourrir

  1. to feed (provide with nourishment), nourish
  2. to nurture, to fuel
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to eat, to feed oneself

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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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

nourrir

  1. to feed (provide with nourishment)