évanouir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French esvanir, evanir, probably from a Vulgar Latin *exvānīre, later influenced from the Latin form ēvānuit (vanished) of ēvānescō, ēvānēscere.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

évanouir

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to lose consciousness; to faint
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun, formal) to vanish or disappear without a trace, especially things

Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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