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Old French[edit]



  1. to regret
    • 12th Century, Béroul, Tristan et Iseut:
      Sovent regrete le roi Marc
      Son oncle, qui a fait tel tort
      King Mark often regretted
      That his uncle had done such a bad thing
  2. to bewail; to lament
    • 12th Century, Unknown, Raoul de Cambrai:
      Son fil regrete, ne se pot conforter
      She lamented the loss of her son, she couldn't comfort herself


This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.


  • English: to regret
  • French: regretter