poindre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pungere, present active infinitive of pungō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

poindre

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to prick, sting
  2. (transitive, literary) to sting, afflict (of pain, love etc.)
  3. (intransitive) to come up (of a plant), peep through
  4. (intransitive, literary) to break, dawn (of day); to break (of dawn)

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is conjugated like peindre. It uses the same endings as rendre or vendre, but its -nd- becomes -gn- before a vowel, and its past participle ends in ‘t’ instead of a vowel.

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pungere, present active infinitive of pungō.

Verb[edit]

poindre

  1. to puncture; to pierce (rupture a membrane, etc.)
  2. to sting; to prick

Noun[edit]

poindre m (oblique plural poindres, nominative singular poindres, nominative plural poindre)

  1. attack; assault
    • circa 1176, Chrétien de Troyes, Cligès:
      si fiert un Sesne et puis un autre
      si qu'anbedeus a un seul poindre
      He struck a Saxon then another
      both in the same attack
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Etymology 2[edit]

See peindre.

Verb[edit]

poindre

  1. Alternative form of peindre.