regretter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

regret +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

regretter ‎(plural regretters)

  1. One who regrets.
    • 1940, Ernest James Oldmeadow, Francis, Cardinal Bourne, page 311:
      Catholics were not the only regretters of the British Government's lack of courtesy to Cardinal Lauri during his two passings through England and Wales.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French regretter, regreter, from Old French regreter(to lament), re-(intensive prefix) +‎ greter(to weep), from Frankish *grātan(to weep, mourn, lament), from Proto-Germanic *grētaną(to weep) and Frankish *greotan(to cry, weep), from Proto-Germanic *greutaną(to weep, cry), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrew-(to weep, be sad). Akin to Middle High German grāzan(to cry), Old English grǣtan(to weep, greet), Old English grēotan(to weep, lament), Old Norse gráta(to weep, groan), Gothic 𐌲𐍂𐌴𐍄𐌰𐌽(grētan, to weep). More at greet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.ɡʁɛ.te/, /ʁə.ɡʁe.te/
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Verb[edit]

regretter

  1. to regret
    Je regrette de t'avoir parlé ainsi tout à l'heure.
    Non, je ne regrette rien.

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

regretter

  1. to regret

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.