rincer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French rincer (to rinse), from Old Northern French raïncer, raïncier (to rinse, cleanse), from Old Norse hreinsa (to rinse, clean out), from Proto-Germanic *hrainisōną (to clean, purify), from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (to separate, divide). Cognate with Danish rense (to purify), Norwegian rense (to cleanse), Swedish rensa (to purge, clear, wipe clean), Old High German reinisōn (to clean, purify, atone), Old Norse hreinn (clean, pure). More at riddle.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rincer

  1. to rinse

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, see above.

Verb[edit]

rincer

  1. to rinse (wash briefly with water)
    • 1581, Nicolas Froumenteau, Cabinet du Roy de France, dans lequel il y a trois perles préciouses d'inestimable valeur, page 112
      & que le calice qu'on leur donnoit à boire, n'est que pour leur rincer la bouche
      The chalice they were given to drink was only for them to rinse their mouths

Conjugation[edit]

  • As parler except c becomes ç before a and o. May remain c in older manuscripts.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin rainsāre, from Frankish *hrainisōn (to clean, rinse).

Verb[edit]

rincer

  1. to rinse (with water)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-c, *-cs, *-ct are modified to z, z, zt. In addition, c becomes ç before an a, o or u to keep the /ts/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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