sçavoir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

see savoir

Verb[edit]

sçavoir

  1. Obsolete spelling of savoir

Noun[edit]

sçavoir m ‎(plural sçavoirs)

  1. Obsolete spelling of savoir

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hypercorrection of Old French savoir, based on false regression to Latin scīre.

Verb[edit]

sçavoir

  1. to know

Conjugation[edit]

  • C becomes ç before a. Highly irregular.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Noun[edit]

sçavoir f (plural sçavoirs)

  1. knowledge
    • 1534, François Rabelais, Gargantua:
      car leur sçavoir n'estoit que besterie et leur sapience n'estoit que moufles
      for their knowledge was just nonsense and their wisdom was just waffle.

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