rayer

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French, from Old French raier, from Latin radiāre, present active infinitive of radiō.

Verb[edit]

rayer

  1. to line, to make lines on, to mark with lines (e.g. a piece of paper)
  2. to cross out, to cross off (remove something from a list)
    Quand il arrivera, tu pourras rayer son nom. - When he arrives, you can cross off his name.
  3. to wipe off (remove)
    Je l'ai rayé du tableau. - I wiped it off the board.
    rayé de la carte. - wiped off the map

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb as far as pronunciation is concerned, but as with other verbs in -ayer (such as payer and essayer), the <y> of its stem may optionally be written as <i> when it precedes a silent <e>. (Contrast verbs in -eyer, which never have this spelling change, and verbs in -oyer and -uyer, which always have it. Verbs in -ayer belong to both groups, according to the writer's preference.)

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