sercher

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cercheor; equivalent to serchen +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛːrtʃər/, /ˈsɛrtʃər/, /ˈsɛrtʃeːr/, /ˈsɛrtʃuːr/

Noun[edit]

sercher (plural serchers)

  1. A searcher; a investigator or scrutiniser.
  2. One who performs checkups or quality control:
    1. An individual employed by a guild to ensure adherence to guild guidelines.
    2. An individual who levies duties and examines the quality of trade goods.
    3. (rare) A investigator of watches or postings.
  3. A medical implement used to extract or examine.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: searcher
  • Scots: saircher

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

sercher

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of cerchier

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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