ouïr

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ouyr, ouïr, from Old French oir, from Latin audīre, present active infinitive of audiō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ew-is-d-, a compound of Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewis ‎(clearly, manifestly) (from the root *h₂ew- ‎(to see, perceive)) and *dʰh₁-ye/o- ‎(to render).

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ouïr

  1. (archaic) to hear, to listen

Conjugation[edit]

The forms beginning with oi-, oy-, or orr- are archaic.

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