ovrir

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *operīre (probably through the influence of cooperīre), from Latin aperīre, present active infinitive of aperiō. Cognate with Old Occitan obrir, ubrir.

Verb[edit]

ovrir

  1. to open
    • La ceinture voleit ovrir, Mes n'en puet a chief venir. (Lai de Guigemar, Marie de France, 12th century AD)
      He tried to open the belt, but alas it was in vain.

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