taisir

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin tacēre, present active infinitive of taceō (for identical phonetic evolution[1], see Modern French plaisir, loisir, gésir, and Old French nuisir, luisir). It was eventually displaced by the analogical form taire (see also the similar analogical forms plaire, nuire, luire).

Verb[edit]

taisir

  1. (transitive and intransitive) to shut up

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: taire (through the form taire)

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