sevrer

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French sevrer, inherited from Latin sēparāre, present active infinitive of sēparō. Doublet of séparer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

sevrer

  1. to wean

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il sèvre rather than *il sevre. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēparāre, present active infinitive of sēparō.

Verb[edit]

sevrer

  1. sever (to separate by cutting)

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. This verb has a stressed present stem soivr distinct from the unstressed stem sevr. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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